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After Dark in Antibes

There are bars a plenty in Antibes, from the quiet cosy hide-outs to the more spacious and lively English and Irish pubs.

One not to be missed is the Absinthe Bar hidden in the cellars below the specialist olive oil shop ‘Balade en Provence’ on the market place in Cours Massena. This unusual bar is also a museum and it celebrates the ceremony and history of drinking absinthe. Apart from a Roman-era well and a TV lurking in between racks of bottles, it’s decked out as though trapped in the mid-19th century. There’s a marble bar, a hat stand, ornate wooden chairs by small, round tables and everywhere, vintage absinthe paraphernalia: bottles, crystal fountains, posters, glasses, etc.

But before you fall under the spell of La Fee Verte (‘the green fairy’ as the French bohemians nick-named Absinthe), it is worth remembering that it is said that Van Gogh was under the influence of this liquor when he cut off his ear. Nowadays the hallucinogenic property (the thujone in wormwood) has been removed from the drink, but it remains a potent beverage.

Some of our favourite Restaurants;

Le Brulot, 3 Rue Frederic Isnard, 06600 Antibes - www.brulot.fr - 04 93 34 17 76

Aubergine, 7 Rue Sade, 06600 Antibes - 04 93 34 55 93

Giorgio's, 2 Rue Ernest Mace, 06600 Antibes - 04 93 34 77 42