Port Vauban is one of the the biggest leisure ports with 2000 places it can accommodate yachts over 50m. It is well known for it's billionaire's peer.
The city of Antibes presently acquired the Nomade from Jaume Plensa.
Port Vauban Antibes-Le Nomade Jaume Plensa - Antibes visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Port Vauban Antibes-Le Nomade Jaume Plensa' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Alpes Maritimes.
Port Vauban in Antibes is the largest yachting harbour in Europe with over 2000 moorings and capable of accommodating yachts and boats in excess of 100m length. This natural port has been used since before Roman times, and is now the Mecca of luxury boats and yachts, and a local fishing fleet.
In the Middle Ages, Port Vauban was fortified by Louis XIV's military engineer, Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban. During the early 20th century, Port Vauban also provided habour to seaplanes and a local seaplane factory. Today it contains some of the largest and most expensive luxury yachts in the world, has a heliport and is surrounded by luxury shops, restaurants and hotels.
Port Vauban - 'Nomade' Sculpture by Plensa
The Nomade is an 8m high sculpture of a squatting figure made of white-painted steel alphabet letters, enhanced with additional light and sound. The figure faces seaward on the newly refurbished, 18th century Bastion Saint-Jaume. According to the Artist, Spanish born Juame Plense; 'Telles des briques, les lettres ont une potentialité de construction, elles nous permettent de construire une pensée'. (Such bricks, letters have the potential for construction, they enable us to construct a thought.)
Port Vauban 06600 Antibes
tél : +33 (0) 492 91 60 00
fax : +33 (0) 493 34 74 04
Car: Antibes is off the A8/E80, 12km east of Cannes and 25km west of Nice (45km west of Monaco-Ville).
Flight : Nice International Airport..
Train: Antibes Station.