Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nice, Antibes and Aix

Fort Carre, Antibes

Since both the Chagall and Matisse Museums were closed today, we left Nice early.  We did attempt to drive to the Cimiez neighborhood where Matisse lived and worked.  We were so frustrated by blocked roads and one way streets that we just headed out.  We wanted more of the Mediterranean life and stopped in Antibes.  Antibes is also a resort town where huge luxury yachts moor.  But it also has a charming old town enclosed by 16th century ramparts and Fort Carre, where Napolean was imprisoned. Napolean had moved his family here just prior to the revolution.  Picasso lived in the Chateau Grimaldi for 6 months and left a number of his works behind.  The Chateau has become the Picasso Museum.  We found a bakery where we picked up quiches and tarts for dinner.  The ride home offered a different view of Mont St. Victoire.  
Pictures at flickr.