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by Olivier Touzeau
Antibes-Juan-les-Pins is a municipality of more than 60,000 inhabitants located on the Mediterranean sea.
Antibes was founded as Antipolis by the Greeks colons from Massalia (now Marseilles) and became later a fortified border city. It was bought for France to the Grimaldi family (still reigning over Monaco) by Henri IV.
Antibes has attracted several artists such as the painters Pablo
Picasso, who stayed in the Grimaldi fortress (now Picasso Museum) in
1946-1949, and Nicolas de Staël, who committed suicide from the
fortifications in 1955, the poet and novelist Jacques Audiberti, the
Greek writer Nikos Kazantzaki...
Juan-les-Pins was created as a sea resort by the American billionaire Florence Jay Gould, who also founded there the oldest jazz festival in Europe (still active every year in July ).
Ivan Sache, 10 June 2000
In Seborga, I saw in Palazzo del
Govierno a Breton Gwenn-Ha-Du and a flag
they told me to be the flag of Antibes, given to Seborga by the mayor
of Antibes. I suppose there must be some other flags of Antibes in
Antibes, but only hidden inside the city hall.
It is a blue and white flag with the arms of the city of Antibes-Juan les-Pins (which can be seen on the municipal vehicles).
Olivier Touzeau, 26 August 2000