I’m working through my Côte d’Azur Travel Diaries and we’ve finally arrived at the end, in Antibes—and a very rainy day in Antibes at that. I’ve also covered Nice, Éze, Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and the vineyards in Nice.
When I say we spent a rainy day in Antibes, I mean we spent a rainy day in Antibes. Despite what appeared to be an extensive town to explore, we were limited in how much we could get around and ended up only being there for a few hours.
Travel Diary: A Rainy Day in Antibes
Besides strolling between rain showers and dashing in to several stores looking for an umbrella to buy, the only thing we did in Antibes was eat at the fabulous Maison de Bacon. A Michelin star restaurant overlooking the sea, with dramatic floor to ceiling window views, which were particularly awe-inspiring as we watched the angry waters, Maison de Bacon seems to attract a specific crowd of seasoned diners By that I mean, we were the youngest people in there by about twenty years and I’m aiming for the level of French sophistication that was the standard in there.
We did the three course lunch menu, which was delicious start to finish, including my terrine to start and squid ink pasta main course. With an aperol spritz in hand, this was a lovely way to spend a few hours on a rainy day, and I can only imagine what a delight it is to sit outside breathing in the salty air on a beautiful afternoon.
And, you can tell from how gorgeous these images are even in the rain, that this is certainly somewhere I’ll need to return.