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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  • This is a place that deserves a better exposure on the internet. From a historical point of view, first with a visit that still brings a certain amount of knowledge, then from a Visual perspective with a panoramic view breathtaking on the Bay between Antibes and Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat and even sometimes further. Very nice view of the Harbor also yachts...
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  • I never went inside as I heard it was difficult to do, but theres a good trail around the fort that is beautiful as it faces the port and the Mediterranean! You can even see Nice from there.  more »
  • A fort with a beautiful architecture and a magnificent view. Visit with a very nice guide, smiling, which allows us to understand the history of the fort... The price is more than reasonable. A must see if you're on vacation in Antibes!
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  • Nice walk through a nature reserve and along coastal path. Fort reminded me of the fortifications on Gibraltar with graffiti scraped onto bricks by soldiers. Nice views and pleasant visit.
  • 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!
  • A nice walk. Cost 3€ to go into the castle.
  • There was not much to see there at the Fort Carre but if you go there by foot, the scenery is gorgeous!
  • A nice little fort, but make sure you don't accidentally arrive during lunch...

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