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This museum, which hangs nearly 250 of Picasso's works, is actually a former castle, the Château Grimaldi. The artist ventured upon it in 1946 and started using it as his studio – but he also employed his artistic flair to decorating the interior of the rather grim-looking chateau. Although the vast majority of art – including painting, lithographs, ceramics and more – are Picasso's, you can also see works by other contemporary artists, such as Germaine Richier, Joan Miró, Bernard Pagès, Anne and Patrick Poirier.

Most visitors enjoyed the museum (particularly the castle itself), saying the collection is excellent and exquisite, even if it's not as vast as those housed in similar museums in Paris or Barcelona. However, a few say the admission price is too high.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays), from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Note that excluding the summertime months, from mid-June to mid-September, the museum closes for a one-hour lunch break from 12 to 2 p.m. Tickets cost 6 euros (or about $7). Visit Antibes' tourism site for more information.

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Have your camera ready when wandering Old Town to capture its charming, quintessentially European architecture. LightFieldStudios / Getty Images

The Picasso Museum, which hangs nearly 250 of Picasso's works, is actually a former castle, the Château Grimaldi.  stocknshares / Getty Images

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A popular walk for both locals and visitors, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes is a narrow coastal trail that hugs the water, affording incredible, unobstructed views of the sea.  Aurea Moemke / EyeEm / Getty Images

One of the best markets along the Cote d'Azur, the Marche Provencal offers everything from seasonal vegetables to French cheeses to fresh meats, as well as Provencal-style cuisine and local olives, herbs and oils. stocknshares / Getty Images

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For a 360-degree view of Antibes (and a dose of military history), head to Fort Carré. Sergio Pitamitz / robertharding / Getty Images

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