August 10, 2009

The market in old Antibes

The old town of Antibes dates back to before Christ and later became an important entry point into Gaul, what is now France.  To protect the town from attack, extensive fortified walls were constructed and still remain today.  Pablo Picasso stayed in the Antibes Castle in 1946, producing beautiful works of art, which he left there.  The castle became known as the Picasso Museum and we were happy to see the exhibit.   As many of you know, whenever I travel, I make a point to visit the local markets and the Provencal Food Market in Old Antibes did not disappoint.  I loved the amazing mix of aromas, colors, and the many local characters.