Antibes has almost everything. It has the sea, sandy beaches and a highly atmospheric old town which is buzzing with vitality. People actually do their daily shopping in the big, covered market and, while there are a fair number of souvenir and gift shops, the impression is that the town is alive with ordinary people going about their lives.....until you go look at the super yachts belonging to the super rich that is. But that's a story for another day.
Depending on traffic it takes me about 30 minutes to reach Antibes and, regardless of what I have to do, I always take a walk by the sea. I feel refreshed afterwards.
This particular day I went to stock up on books. We're quite spoilt round here because we have an English bookshop in Valbonne, 5 minutes from home, and Heidi's in Antibes and the good thing about Heidi's is that she has a big selection of second hand books so whenever I'm feeling lazy and am looking for an easy read ( crime usually. I'm a big fan of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs et al) I head on down to Antibes..
The walk runs round the old town on the sea side and is lovely. The house above looks over the sea on two sides and I'd love to live in it...it's a stone's throw from the things I like most.