In the 5th century BC, the protected port of Antibes was a thriving Greek colony. Olive oil and natural dyes were transported to and from here from as far afield as Lebanon and Morocco. Some 500 years later, the Romans brought roads, aqueducts, glassware, and amphoras, all of which were scattered along the local coastline and, occasionally, on the seabed. This petite museum may be housed in a 17th-century defensive bastion, but it charts early Antibes history by way of coins, ceramics, and two very ancient toilets. Maps prove that ancient trading vessels docked in the very spot where the world’s largest superyachts are now tied up. Perhaps archaeologists will ponder over their discarded Louis Vuitton sunglasses and empty Veuve Clicquot bottles two thousand years from now.
- Frommer's Staff