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Fort Carre, Antibes

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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. Put Fort Carre into our Antibes family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Antibes.
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  • Not one of the most spectacular forts in Europe, this fort above Antibes is fairly plain with a long history including imprisonment of Napoleon during the French Revolution. A short, guided tour of th...  read more »
  • The fort itself is worth a quick visit and afterwards you can stroll around in the small park that surrounds it. The visits of the fort are always accompanied by a guide. 
  • We visited the fort, rich in history and especially with a magnificent view of all Antibes and the port
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  • Great panoramic view of the port and the city of Antibes, includes a protected green area. Nice promenade along the beach.
  • If you have time to kill in Antibes, the Fort is worth a visit. Guided Tour only, the guide speaks only French.
  • Well worth a visit, very impressive fort
  • This Fort is surprisingly beautiful, nice view and good nature.
  • Deserves to be seen. A nice and easy stroll in the green to admire this beautiful castelletto/prison that housed, though for a short time, even Napoleon Bonaparte.
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