Marina Baie des Anges

Editions B2, Heritage Collection

Counterpoint to Port-Grimaud (1962-1967) by François Spoerry
– but on a seaside scale and much less mass tourism than La Grande-Motte (1966-1982) by Jean Balladur –

the Marina Baie des Anges (1967-1993) constitutes a unique luxury operation, as much adored as it is criticized: a “label”, synonymous with megalomaniacal businessism and wild concreting, as much as with the talent of its official architect, André Minangoy, and by Michel Marot, the Grand Prix de Rome in the shadows

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Restored in its time, this complex also embraces broader horizons: those of the strategic development of the Great South piloted from the Élysée, the tourist conurbation from Antibes to Menton, real estate development and the creation of the Conservatory at Littoral…