Learn French in Antibes: Social Life
All students are encouraged to make the most of their time in Antibes by participating in the guided excursions and activities offered by the college.
Activities outside of college:
History and Archaeology Museum- Built by Vauban, this imposing bastion is home to numerous antiquities found on the site of Antibes or in ships wrecked outside the Town (coins, jars, jewels…some of which date back to 1,200 years B.C.).
Naval and Napoleonic Museum- in the Stella Tower (formerly the tower of Graillon). Surrounded by a 12.35 acres park, it presents numerous personal mementoes of Napoleon and his family, as well as a very fine collection of model ships, paintings and marine objects.
“Le Fort Carré”- Built in the 16th century, it was so well designed and so well defended it was never taken. Vauban perfected it and adapted it to new military techniques. Today, a listed historic monument, it is owned by the City.
Marineland- the largest marine zoological park in Europe greets more than a million visitors each year to admire the feats of its inhabitants: killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals, sea elephants, penguins, pelicans along with a giant aquarium of sharks, rays and exotic fish. Well worth a visit!
There are plenty of things to see and do in Antibes. Why not try mountain biking, discover the paths of the arrière pays Nicois and ride between the various Provençal flora and fauna. Rafting, a team spirit on a sensational raft will give you a zest for living and what better way to do it than on some of the best rivers at arrière pays. Scuba diving and snorkelling may take your fancy, and there is some fantastic marine life in the Mediterranean Sea. A great way to socialise and meet other students is a game of beach volleyball, and you will have your pick of beautiful beaches. For those who love football, why not take a trip to the stadium in Monaco “Stade Louis II” and see how the French play football!