Situated on France’s glittering Côte d’Azur, Antibes has long been a bastion of understated seaside elegance, its famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc providing a discreet haven for famous figures including Marlene Dietrich, Winston Churchill, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. While ritzy neighbors St. Tropez and Cannes (home to the star-studded film festival) continue to lure the Jet set, the nearby walled city of Antibes strikes a more subtle chord, drawing those who prefer luxury sans limelight.
Linger in a café before wending your way through the city’s medieval streets to the Château Grimaldi, a 14th-century residence that now houses the Musée Picasso (the painter spent summers in Antibes alongside Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and their crew of pleasure-seeking ex-pats).
How to dress for a city that is both modern and historic, refined and relaxed? Think seaside-chic for day, and old-school elegance for night. You never know when you might be invited onto one of the many yachts that come and go from the city’s picturesque port.
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