On 27 December 1966, Grimaldi Castle was turned into the « Picasso Museum ». The building was exten- sively renovated between 2006 and 2008. 
Built on what had been the ancient Greek Acropolis of Antipolis, and then a Roman castrum and a Medieval bishopric, it was owned until 1608 by the Grimaldi family, giving the Castle its name.

In 1925 it was acquired by the City of Antibes. In 1946, Picasso, who was living nearby in Golfe-Juan with Françoise Gilot, accepted curator Dor de la Souchère’s offer to set up his studio in the Castle. Picasso worked from mid September through mid November of 1946, creating many works, sketches and paintings, including Les Clés d’Antibes (The Keys of Antibes), covering an entire wall surface. When the artist decided to move back to Paris, he left 23 paintings and 44 sketches in the Castle’s custody. 
Subsequently, apart from the 78 ceramic works created between 1947 and 1948 at Madoura de Vallauris’ workshop, various donations and purchases spanning from 1952 until the present day, as well as the custody pieces conferred by Jacqueline Picasso en 1991, have significantly enriched the Picasso collection of the Museum. 

Nicolas de Staël’s works presented at the Museum bear testimony to the artist’s stay at Antibes from September 1954 to March 1955. 
In 2001, a donation by the Hans Hartung and Anna- Eva Bergman Foundation provided for the opening of two new galleries on the ground floor of the museum. A permanent exhibition permits retraces the creative periods of each of these artists over several decades. 

The Modern Art collection, begun in 1951 by Dor de la Souchère, has grown thanks to exceptional gifts from artists whose works had been exhibited at the Museum and to equally exceptional acquisitions made over the years by the City of Antibes. 
The terrace of the Picasso Museum is home to a per- manent collection of remarkable sculptures by Germaine Richier. Other artists represented are: Joan Miró, Bernard Pagès, Anne and Patrick Poirier.

The museum is closed : the 1st January, 1st May, 1st November and 25th December

ADULTS : 8 euros

Until June 14, 2023

From Tuesday to Sunday 10 :00 am-1 :00 pm 2 :00 pm-6 :00 pm 

From June 15 to September 15, 2023

From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

From September 16, 2023 until June 14, 2024

From Tuesday to Sunday 10 :00 am-1 :00 pm 2 :00 pm-6 :00 pm



Escape into the poetic universe of Raymond Peynet, creator of the well-known Amoureux, through a collection of lithographs, etchings, gouaches, Indian ink drawings, china, dolls and newspaper cartoons that tell us all about the Glorious Thirty. Mad about cartoons? Then don’t forget to visit the other collections in the museum: from Daumier to Plantu, the work of more than thirty illustrators are on show here, among them Granville, Caran d’Ache, Sem, Poulbot precede Dubout, Tim, Sempé, Serre, Mordillo, on a journey from the nineteenth century to modern day.

Closed on Mondays and 1 January, 1May, 1November and 25 December


Saturday and Sunday – From 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm




Every day is a warm celebration. The Provencal market sets out each morning its rich stalls, a festival of fragrances and accents, and offers an infinite diversity of fresh regional produce: delicatessen and cheese from the mountains, specialities, spices and bouquets of cut or dried flowers, the fruit of men’s labour and nature’s generosity.

Jacques the cheesemonger, Dominique the florist, Denis the fisherman, Michel, Marina and Marielle the market gardeners, Tony and his Corsican products… They are all in place every morning (except Mondays from 1st September to 31st May), in the covered hall, cours Masséna, from 6am to 1pm (1.45pm in July & August)


On the 3rd Sunday of each month, the Association des Amis de Saint-Armentaire organises a farmers’ market on the esplanade de la Garoupe.
Local products are offered for sale.
From 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The Craft market

During the afternoon, painters, sculptors of all kinds, ceramists and others artists exhibit their work in the shade of the market hall, cours Masséna.
From September to mid-June, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 pm.
From mid-June to the end of September, every day except Mondays

The stallholder markets

At place De Gaulle, on Tuesday from 6 am to 1 pm / on Thursday & on Saturday between 6.30 am and 1 pm
At place Jean Aude, on Wednesday and on Friday between 6 am and 1 pm
Along boulevard Albert 1st, on Thursday from 6.30 am to 1 pm
At Pont Dulys (Juan-les-Pins), on Friday between 6.30 am and 1 pm
At Esplanade Championnet, on Sunday between 6.30 am and 1 pm
At Semboules district, on Saturday between 6.30 am and 1 pm

Night markets (craft, art, fashion jewellery…)

In July and August from 6.30 pm to midnight
 Promenade du Soleil at Juan-les-Pins
 Pré-des-Pêcheurs at Antibes


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