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La Tour Museum of history and local traditions is located at 2 rue de l’Orme, and features paintings, costumes, tools, letters, photographs, objects and documents that embody the history of Antibes. Learn about important moments in the local history and the daily life of people during the early 20th century. The museum is set in a tower that dates back to the middle ages. Over time the tower has crumbled and been repaired many times.
The Fort Carre overlooks Port Vauban at Avenue du 11 novembre, and offers guests a glimpse of the living history of Antibes. Set on an ancient Roman site and classified as a historic monument in 1906 and 1913, the Fort is one of the area’s greatest historical treasures. Take a guided tour through the pristine park, and catch a scenic view of the old town and the fortifications built in the 17th century. Tours start every 30 minutes, in both English and French.
The Napoleonic Museum at Batterie du Graillon – Bd J-F Kennedy displays paintings, etchings, sculptures and other objects from Napoleon’s era. Exhibits include a bust of Bonaparte sculpted by Canova in 1810, a Renault statue of Napoleon on horseback, cartoons and caricatures, figurines of soldiers and officers of the Grand Army in combat and dress uniforms, and rare weapons. The museum also offers a panoramic view of Cap d’Antibes, the Lerins islands, and the Alpes de Haute Provence mountain chain.The Museum of Archaeology at Bastion Saint Andre is set in a fortification built by Vauban at the end of the 17th century. It is home to archaeological, land, and sea discoveries that trace the history of Antibes from ancient times. Displays include ceramics, urns, mosaics, money, and other ancient objects. Informative lectures take place throughout the year.