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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. 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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  • For us nice fort square it is the rival French facing our dear shaved Citadel by louis 14 very beautiful strong 15 Emme century Recalling the great mont Alban panorama on the coast the only downside a guided tour imposed too brief too fast with a guide very presses to end
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  • Guided tour with anecdote and story of the great; It is well done and not too long. Do a great weather in Nice City of West Indies or the wide views is beautiful.
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  • Beautiful architecture of vauban, overlooking the port of antibes and the sea, we can get there on foot and walk around, there are from time to time of the exhibitions and the fort square served as the set of a James Bond never say never again
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  • 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!
  • Amazing place. You can see everything from here.
  • If you have time to kill in Antibes, the Fort is worth a visit. Guided Tour only, the guide speaks only French.
  • Great panoramic view of the port and the city of Antibes, includes a protected green area. Nice promenade along the beach.
  • Well worth a visit, very impressive fort