MARKETS AND SHOPPING

Vieil Antibes Provencal Market

Mornings, closed on Mondays except in high season. Buy a handmade provencal basket and pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, cheese, olives, meats, spices, lavender and other local products. Visit Olives Pelligrino whose family have sold olives in the market since 1952, Marina, Marielle and Cristalle, whose salads and vegetables are all locally grown and other wonderful local producers who are carrying on the traditions of their families.

Viel Antibes Antiques Market

Thursday and Saturday mornings. Enjoy a stroll around the many different stalls including, glassware, ceramics, jewellery, vintage clothes, paintings and other artefacts in the heart of Vieil Antibes.

Local Bakery

Our local bakery situated 500 meters from the villa

Contemporary Art Gallery, Galerie du Chateau

Opposite the Picasso Museum is a modern and contemporary art gallery run by Veronique Podgorny. Beautifully selected Picasso ceramics and photographs and works by Cesar, Arman, Niki St Phalle, Yves Klein, Villers and Landskoy are all for sale. 2, Rue du Bateau, Vieil Antibes. Tel: 06 18 50 36 46 or 04 97 04 92 05. Website: www.galerie-duchateau-antibes.com Email: veronique@galerie-duchateau-antibes.com

Hats, Chapellerie Coup de Chapeau

Hundreds of quality hats all shapes and sizes for men and women. Pick up your holiday hat here. Off the Proven├žal market at 6, Rue Sade, Vieil Antibes. Tel: 04 93 34 46 39

Beachwear and accessories, Kiwi St Tropez

Kiwi St Tropez is well known in France for its good quality bikinis, swimming costumes, trunks, shirts, kaftans, towels and accessories. Kelly and her mother own the Antibes store and are delightful. 2, Avenue George's Clemenceau, Vieil Antibes. Tel: 04 93 34 90 36.

Kafcannes

Luxury beach and resort wear. Exclusive, beautiful collections of Italian kaftans handmade in cottons and silks. Pretty sandals and accessories too. Opposite La Jetee beach hotspot where guests of the Hotel du Cap gather. This little boutique with the bright orange sun blind is a rare find in Juan les Pins and owner Juliette who has selected all the collections is there to help you choose. Open April to end of September. 22 Av Guy de Maupassant, Juan les Pins. Tel: 04 93 33 56 80. Website: www.kafcannes.com

Children's toys, Pierrot La Lune

Beautifully crafted toys and games for children of all ages. Wooden toys a speciality. Lovely shop tucked away at 8, rue James Close, Vieil Antibes. Tel: 04 93 34 16 00.