A blog about the people of Cap d'Antibes

I Love Cap d'Antibes

I Love Cap d'Antibes

A blog about the people of Cap d'Antibes

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Passage Privé

Passage Privé

Hidden Places in Cap d’Antibes A Secret Garden on the Cap. This is the first in a series of photo stories showing the many hidden gardens in Cap d’Antibes. Behind the many high walls and fences there are gardens.  All are beautiful and each one […]

Amour de la Terre

Amour de la Terre

Love of the Earth Jacques Curti has lived in the same Cap d’Antibes house since he was three years old. He lives in the family home with his wife Corinne and youngest of four daughters.  He is a freelance gardener working for clients all over […]

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

Pastel Sunset, Plage des Ondes. Like many other photographers I love photographing Plage des Ondes. At this time of the year we are treated to endless colourful and spectacular sunsets almost daily. This occassion was no different. However instead of reds and oranges the sky […]

Random Snapshots

Random Snapshots

Another lovely January day on the Cap No matter what time of the year it is, it’s always a good idea to take a walk in Cap d’Antibes. #ilovecapdantibes  

Photo Diary

Photo Diary

A walk to Juan Les Pins. Like many locals I love walking around Cap d’Antibes. I often take a walk form my home on the Cap into Juan Les Pins. I have literally walked this route a hundred times but every time the views are […]

Chemin de la Mosquée

Chemin de la Mosquée

Another World on the Cap. When I first saw an old  photograph of  the Villa de la Mosquée  I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. Seeing the photograph was like being transported to another world which has long since been forgotten. I decided that I had […]

Out of Africa to Cap d’Antibes

Out of Africa to Cap d’Antibes

Jean-Pierre and his wife Maud have been Cap d’Antibes residents for over 30 years and have spent most of that time selling houses between Cap Ferrat and St Tropez. Introduced by a mutual friend I was invited to their home recently by Jean-Pierre who kindly […]

Our childhood beach

Our childhood beach

Sometimes I love Social Media. I found Hélène after posting a  blog post on FB recently. The post was all about the history of the Petit Tour on Plage des Ondes. Included in the post was an old photograph from when the tower was still a private […]

La Petit Tour Uncovered

La Petit Tour Uncovered

The truth about the Petit Tour on Plage des Ondes. The little tower on Plage des Ondes is probably THE most photographed spot in Cap d’Antibes. Contrary to popular belief this tower has only been in existence since the beginning of the 50’s although it […]

Lithuania to Cap d’Antibes

Lithuania to Cap d’Antibes

Paradise Found For Erika, originally from Nida in Lithania, Cap d’Antibes is her paradise found. I met her on the roof terrace of her appartment a few weeks ago. In what I guess is typical Lithuanian hospitality I was offered some traditional Lithunian cheese served […]


Cap d'Antibes Photo Diary

Passage Privé

Passage Privé

Hidden Places in Cap d’Antibes

A Secret Garden on the Cap. This is the first in a series of photo stories showing the many hidden gardens in Cap d’Antibes.

Behind the many high walls and fences there are gardens.  All are beautiful and each one is fabulously unique.

Since starting this blog I have realised that not everyone in Cap d’Antibes is that comfortable with being featured on a public website. The locals here can be very protective of their privacy for obvious reasons. However, most of them, love their gardens and are happy for me to share images of those on the blog.

I have often wondered what lies behind the many fences which surround the properties here. Luckily for me I have had the privilege of being invited into quite a few Gardens recently.

You might be surprised to learn that they are not all luxurious landscaped works of art maintained by a small army of gardeners. There are, of course, gardens which are manicured to within an inch of their life but there are also those which are left to grow wild.

What they all have in common though, is that they paint a perfect picture of the people who live there and just like people, each garden is different.

This particular Secret Garden belongs to some friends of mine who have lived in Cap d’Antibes for many many years.

They are currently building an eco Cabin and chill out area at the bottom of their garden. All the restoration materials they are using are ecological or have been recycled.

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