Antibes, town in southern France, in Alpes-Maritimes Department, near Nice. A port city in a flower growing region on the French Riviera, Antibes is also a popular tourist destination; there are several luxury resorts here. Founded as Antipolis in 340 bc by Greek colonists from Massalia (modern-day Marseille), the town and port then became Roman settlements before being controlled by the Grimaldi family between 1384 and 1608.
The 16th-century Grimaldi Chateau remains, serving as a gallery devoted to the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, who lived and painted here in 1946. The southern French town of Antibes is located on the French Riviera and is a popular tourist destination. The town houses a gallery with works by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, who lived in Antibes in 1946.