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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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 […]

Protected: Out of Africa to Cap d’Antibes

Protected: Out of Africa to Cap d’Antibes

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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 […]

Drinking Tea with Papa G

Drinking Tea with Papa G

Drinking tea with Papa G is definately a great way to spend a few hours of your day. A quintessentially English gentleman, Papa G, real name Paul, is also a great story teller and he certainly has a few great ones to tell.  I met […]

Cap d’Antibes Sunsets

Cap d’Antibes Sunsets

Watching the sun go down. In November and October we are lucky to see some of the most amazing Cap d’Antibes Sunsets. This is definately the best time of year to visit the Cap if you want to witness some of the most amazing sunsets […]

Stand Up Elegance

Stand Up Elegance

Paddle boards for Fashionistas. If you love paddle boarding and you love fashion then for some stand up elegance look no further than Ecomoana. The company is the brainchild of French entrepreneur Franck and his partners Rudy Fenet and Gunther Doll. Ecomoana design and manufacture […]

Passing the time in Cap d’Antibes

Passing the time in Cap d’Antibes

Friends with fishing in Common. If you are looking for things to do in Cap d’Antibes why not try a spot of fishing. Most days you will see people of all ages perched on the rocks just past Plage des Ondes whiling away the hours […]


Cap d'Antibes Photo Diary

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 different. Every time they still take my breath away.

Even after ten years of living here I never ever get bored of photographing this beautiful place which I am lucky enough to call home.

Juan Les Pins Walk

I have written a blog piece telling the story of this tower which you can read here.

Ever wondered what these ruin like structures are which are dotted around the Cap? Actually they aren’t as old as they look. They were once the private harbours of the hand full of seafront Villas here. Sometime in the late 1950’s the Domaine Maritime decided to withdraw permission for them to remain as private ports and since then they have been left to deteriorate naturally. Now they are the perfect place to watch the sunsets, have a picnic or just somewhere to sit and take in the beautiful views. In the summer people come to jump from them or to use as a place to fish from.

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

The heads on either side of this villa entrance are often mistaken for those of Laurel and Hardy. However the Villa l’Olivette was actually built by famous French comic singer Dranem and it’s his face on the building.

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk

Juan Les Pins Walk