Activities

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Les Entretiens by Finaki it is also... Privileged moments of networking between peers and a programme of activities to encourage meetings

Option 1: Discovering Antibes

Antibes Finaki

9H Departure from Juan-les-Pins for transfer by bus to Antibes
9H15 Guided tour of the Old Antibes and visit to the Provencal market
10H45 Guided tour of the Picasso Museum
11H45 Absinthe tasting with tapenade
12H15 Return to the Ambassadeur hotel

Discover, by foot, the fascinating history of the town of Antibes, a city created by the Greeks and fortified under Henri IV and Louis XIV. You will appreciate the beauty of its medieval town, its seaside ramparts, its Provencal market, its famous Vauban port and its flowery Safranier district.

 

In the heart of the medieval city, you will visit the Château Grimaldi Musée Picasso, a magnificent building overlooking the city, which was in turn a former bishop's palace, a seigniorial castle and then the residence of royal governors. In 1946, it welcomed Pablo Picasso who temporarily set up his studio on the second floor and today houses an exceptional collection of 300 works created in Antibes, in addition to those of Léger, Balthus, Miró, Ernst, Picabia, Hans Hartung and Nicolas de Staël.

 

Finally, take a break in a superb vaulted cellar in the Old Antibes to discover the secrets of absinthe, the cursed drink and muse of artists.


Option 2: Trip to Saint Paul de Vence

St Paul de Vence Finaki

8.45 am Departure from the Palais des Congrès in Juan-les-Pins for St Paul de Vence
9.30 am Visit of the village
10.45 Visit of the Maeght Foundation
12:00 Return to the Ambassadeur hotel 

Perched on a promontory, overlooking the surrounding valleys, sheltered by its 16th century ramparts, the medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence was discovered in the 1920s by painters such as Soutine, Léger and Chagall.

The "Rue Grande" will amaze you with its art galleries nestled in old stables and cowsheds, its Renaissance fountain and its church which dominates the town.

A stone's throw from the village, you will visit the prestigious Maeght Foundation of Modern Art, a mecca for modern art founded by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght. In addition to the prestigious temporary exhibitions that are organised there, it offers an exceptional panorama of contemporary and modern art. A walk through the patios of the Foundation and the gardens filled with sculptures, including Miró's famous Labyrinth.

 

 


Option 3: Nature walk on the coastal path of Cap d'Antibes

 

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9am Departure from Juan-les-Pins for transfer by coach to Cap Antibes
9.15 am Commented tour of Cap d'Antibes by coach with a stop at the panorama of La Garoupe
9.45 am Descent to the beach of La Garoupe and departure for the nature walk
12:15 Return to the Ambassadeur hotel 

Walk on the "sentier de Tire-Poil", one of the most beautiful coastal paths in the region.

Discover with a guide the landscapes, the viewpoints and the remarkable species of the Tire-Poil trail. Sea lavender, Jupiter's beard, Common tern... evocative names that indicate the natural richness of the Mediterranean coastline of this little corner of paradise. You will meet native and exotic plants and learn to respect the protected species present on the Cap d'Antibes.


Option 4: Regatta  

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Introduction to Regatta in teams

Discover, on foot, the fascinating history of the town of Antibes, a city created by the Greeks and fortified under Henri IV and Louis XIV. You will appreciate the beauty of its medieval town, its seaside ramparts, its Provencal market, its famous Vauban port and its flowery Safranier district.
In the heart of the medieval city, you will visit the Château Grimaldi Musée Picasso, a magnificent building overlooking the city, which was in turn a former bishop's palace, a seigniorial castle and then the residence of royal governors. In 1946, it welcomed Pablo Picasso who temporarily set up his studio on the second floor and today houses an exceptional collection of 300 works created in Antibes, in addition to those of Léger, Balthus, Miró, Ernst, Picabia, Hans Hartung and Nicolas de Staël.
Finally, take a break in a superb vaulted cellar in the Old Antibes to discover the secrets of absinthe, the cursed drink and muse of artists.
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