Antibes is a port and a popular tourist resort, with sandy Mediterranean beaches, an excellent climate, and luxury hotels. Formerly Antipolis, a trading post founded by Greeks in 340 BC, the town and port were Roman settlements before being controlled by the powerful Grimaldi family of Genoa between 1384 and 1608. The 16th-century Grimaldi Chateau remains, serving as a gallery devoted to the work of Pablo Picasso, who lived and painted here in 1946. From here you can visit Cannes and Monte Carlo. Also nearby is the picturesque hillside village of Grasse, overlooking the Riviera coast. Here is the world capital of perfume at the House of Fragonard and further on the Chateau de Gordon, a mountain fortress with hanging courtyard gardens.