Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Antibes

 I am sure I have heard the names Antibes before but never thought much of where it was. We took the train from Nice and it was such a beautiful journey along the coastline. A beautiful place, small but with the nicest old town and the usual marinas you find on the French Riviera.
 This started out as a stop in the way to Cannes but it was as much an outing in itself. The fort has a story to tell for us and I doubt J will be quick to try visit kne again. Personally I enjoyed the hike to it.
 
We walked along the Marina and decided then to go and see the fort. It closes around lunch time which you really must be aware of. We approached it from a harbour trail around the coast to what looked like the entrance. j was certain it wasn't as no parking and looked like a forgotten dirt track but there were signs so we entered and walked along the dusty track amongst the cacti until we reached the foot of the fort. We followed signs clockwise around the fort. It was the hottest part of the day so not an easy trek. 
 

We walked until we realised we were back to where we started. This was when we remembered it was closed for lunch which was why we had passed the only door which was closed without thinking. At this point it would now be open but J had had enough and was not going back. It was nice to see even from the outside so we went toward town for refreshments before getting the train to Cannes.
 
 

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