Fodor's Expert Review Phare de la Garoupe

Cap d'Antibes Lighthouse

You can sample a little of what draws famous people to this part of the world by walking up Chemin de Calvaire from the Plage de la Salis in Antibes—a distance of about 1 km (½ mile) via a challenging pathway—and taking in the extraordinary views from the hill surmounted by this old phare (lighthouse). You can also climb all 114 steps to the top. Next to the lighthouse, the 16th-century double chapel of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garoupe contains ex-votos and statues of the Virgin, all in memory of and for the protection of sailors. Reward your trek with a drink or a meal at the Bistrot du Curé next door.


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Chemin de Calvaire
Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  06160, France


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