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Detail of ‘Le Nomade,’ Antibes, France

Sculptor Jaume Plensa has created numerous large sculptures around the globe. ‘Le Nomade’ depicts a human figure, made of painted stainless steel cut into letters. The sculpture is large enough that visitors in Antibes, France, can walk inside it. This was Plensa’s intention—he says that he tries to create art that appeals to more than just our visual sense. The artist was once quoted as saying, ‘Ideas can be touched too.’

Antibes is a Mediterranean resort in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France, on the Côte d’Azur between Cannes and Nice. The town of Juan-les-Pins is in the commune of Antibes and the Sophia Antipolis technology park is northwest of it.
Population: 75,456 (2013)
Area: 10.22 sq miles (26.48 km²)
Travel tip: You could spend every day at the beach in Antibes and feel you’ve had a rewarding trip. But make a point of exploring Antibes’ Old Town as well, called by some the cultural heart of the Côte d’Azur. Visit the Musée Picasso for its splendid artwork, sculpture terrace, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Later, enjoy dozens of … @tripadvisor
Mayor: Jean Leonetti
Bord de mer à Antibes, France
October 2006 view of Antibes by the Mediterranean