Fort Carre, Antibes

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Fort Carre is also known as Fort Carré d'Antibes. It was named the squared foot in the 16th-century when Henri de Mandon (Henry III) added four arrowhead shaped bastions to a tower called la tour Saint-Florent. In the 17th century, the Marquis de Vauban fortified the fort by adding traverses and outer walls, enlarging the embrasures and exchanging the stone parapets for brick parapets. Fort Carre is also well known for housing (imprisoning) Napoleon Bonaparte for 10 days and the villain's fortress in the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again. For Fort Carre and beyond, use our Antibes travel route planning site to get the most from your Antibes vacation.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Fort Carre: Good Location near the beach -Free Parking available near the Fort -Admission is paid but it may be closed on Sunday -10 minutes walk to the Fort -It's very confusing to find the entry as ...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    3 Euros for a guided tour lasting a little more than 30 minutes, interesting from a historical point of view and very nice views
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  • September 21, 2017
    a tour with a guide friendly, simple and clear information on the history, architecture and life in this fort.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Incredible views along the coast to Nice. An interesting castle although there wasn't much historical information available in English. There is a tour in French. Entry is free but there was a long wait to get in (an hour for mid-September).
  • September 25, 2017
    Fort Carre: Good Location near the beach -Free Parking available near the Fort -Admission is paid but it may be closed on Sunday -10 minutes walk to the Fort -It's very confusing to find the entry as no proper signboards Please click on Like if you find my review helpful :)
  • July 20, 2017
    Good guided tour. Great views. Small entrance fee.
  • October 26, 2016
    I took a rambling walk around the entire fort and along the sea. It was spectacular. After a bit of a hike I decided to go to the fort and took the tour which was only a few euros. Our tour guide spoke excellent English, despite her stating otherwise. There were only 2 other people on the tour and the guide explained everything very well. Shared lots of history and stories about the fort and the area. After enjoying the tour I hit the beach for a swim and then headed back to Nice via train. An awesome low key day trip, highly recommend!
  • July 16, 2017
    I liked the fort it reminded me of the fort in sint marten i also had a tour and the tour was great and on the way back i saw a lambo😲

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