Churches on Cap d'Antibes, the views and the lighthouse
A trip to the Chapelle de la Garoupe is a pleasurable experience.
One passes interesting and prestigious properties on the way
and ends up at the top of the hill where there is a table of
orientation and a wonderful view
On the right is the view down to the Salis Plage in Antibes. For
10FF one gets 5 minutes viewing time through the telescope. The power
of this is really amazing. Below, left, is a photograph through the
telescope of the extraordinary building at Baie des Anges, Villeneuve
Loubet, 5 miles away! Right is a view down into the Garoupe bay from
the base of the light house. The lighthouse dominates the Cap and is to be seen from miles
around. You can visit it and climb up inside and see the view from the top at 3pm every afternoon. Apparently it was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt by
Americans. Originally round, the Antibois were rather put-out that
the Yanks rebuilt it square! The Church, Notre Dame de La Garoupe, is
very charming. It has been the traditional fisherman's church for
centuries so there are memorials to ships throughout it.
"May we so open our hearts that The Lord steers our lives"
Unfortunately there is an electronic organ there. It's quite
alright, except that the lady organist insists on wobbling the volume
pedal throughout whatever she is playing. On the last note of
anything the volume goes up. Throughout Bach the volume changes in a
manner which would turn the Master in his grave and gives me
sea-sickness. If you go to a service there and you hear the organist
doing this, please can you tell the organist that she is giving you
Le Mal de Mer?
Near the Petit Casino at the end of the Cap is a distinctive
landmark, a simple more recent church dedicated to St Beniot.
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