Antibes

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Antibes is a small resort town of southeastern France, on the Mediterranean Sea in the Côte d'Azur, located between Cannes and Nice. The population at the 1999 census was 72 412. The area of Antibes is 26.48 km².

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Administration

Antibes is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes département. It covers a number of distinct areas, including:

Tourism

The major attractions of Antibes are beaches and yachting. There is also a Musée Picasso located at Château Grimaldi, containing Pablo Picasso's works from the yearlong period he spent in Antibes.

Cap d'Antibes

The southern peninsula of Antibes is known as Cap d'Antibes. A bastion of wealth and exclusivity, it was the setting for F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night. The Hotel du Cap, called Hôtel des Étrangers in the novel, is still one of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in the world.

Miscellaneous

Antibes was the birthplace of Jacques Audiberti (1899-1965), author.

Interestingly, Antibes was the site of two well-regarded live jazz performances-- the Charles Mingus album Mingus as Antibes and a live performance of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, which was later released with the original in a deluxe package.




External link

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