THREE NICE SPOTS FOR AN APERITIF

Bar Fitzgerald, Hotel Belles Rives

Sip champagne, a Bellini or your favourite cocktail in the beautiful piano bar or on the terrace with stunning panoramic sea views. Best to reserve a table. Tel: 04 93 61 02 79 Website: www.bellesrives.com

Absinthe bar, Vieil Antibes

In an underground cave near the market in Rue Sade, this bar (and museum of all things absinthe during the day) serves absinthe and wines in a convivial atmosphere with pianist and all styles of quirky hats to try on and pass around. 25 Cours Massena, Vieil Antibes. Tel: 04 93 34 93 00.

L'Enoteca, Vieil Antibes

Wine and champagne bar serving quality wines and delicious tapas in the old town just down from the market walking towards the port.