Le Nomade au bastion St Jaume

at Antibes

  • After having housed a temple and then a chapel in Roman times, a fortified tower was built at Saint-Jaume which was to be completely destroyed in the 17th century. A few decades later, the Bastion Shipyard was built here, where Captain Cousteau's famous ship Calypso was kitted out. The shipyard closed in 1985.
    Destroyed because it had fallen into disuse, the building gave way to a vast area highlighting the famous fortified remains of the curtain wall, beautifully renovated.
    Today, this area features the Nomade sculpture by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa.
    Free entry.
    Open every day except on Mondays.
    From 1st September to 30th May: from 10am to 6pm
    From 1st June to 31st August: from 10am to 11pm