Le Nomade by Juame Plense, Antibes
Antibes. 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 " Such bricks, letters have the potential for construction, they enable us to construct a thought ".
Antibes is a resort town in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. The Cap d'Antibes is the break between the Bay of Cannes to the south-west and the Baie des Anges to the north east. Old Antibes and the port of Antibes are on the mainland on the side facing the Baie des Anges, while Juan les Pins is on the Cannes side and the magnificent Fort Carré lies between the port of Antibes and the rest of the Baie des Anges. Although Antibes is best known for its coast, the municipality does stretch up the hills inland.
During the summer, the place is packed, primarily with French families. In the evenings, everyone is out at the many outdoor restaurants in the old part of Antibes and in Juan les Pins. A fun place for a relaxed vacation.