City breaks to Antibes
The city of Antibes is set on the French Riviera between the popular city break destination of Cannes and the town of Juan-les-Pins. Die to its naturally protected port the city of Antibes has long since been a historical trading centre and was actually founded in the 5th century BC as a Greek colony. The city is surrounded by 25 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline and boasts sandy beaches and clear waters. For art lovers the Picasso Museum in Antibes houses one of the best collections of the artist’s work including paintings, sculpture and tapestries. Other notable museums are the Absinthe Museum and the Naval museum of Napoleon. Atop the Promenade Amiral de Grasse in the old Bastion St Andre, a 17th century fortress, you will find the Archaeology Museum with info on local shipwrecks and the city’s trading past. After checking out all the museums head to Thuret Park on the Cap d'Antibes peninsula to spend an afternoon in beautiful gardens founded by Gustave Thuret in 1857.
Rent a room for your city break
There are many hotels and guesthouses along the coast that offer accommodation to tourists. In the city of Antibes luxury hotels can be found as well as alternative accommodation such as a stay on a yacht or a campsite in olive groves. However, for a real taste of French hospitality why not rent a privately owned room or apartment for your city break from a local! Here is where Wimdu can help. On the website Wimdu you can search through a list of privately owned apartments available for short-term rent. You can arrange your dates with your local host and find the perfect place for your city break stay. Reviews, photos and ratings are all available on Wimdu. With all the comforts of home and a local host to point out all the hot spots this new way to travel offers a more personal way to see the city and the freedom to explore!