Fort du Mont Alban, Villefranche-sur-Mer

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For some of the finest views of the Provencal coast and countryside, hike uphill to Fort du Mont Alban. Constructed in the 1550s, the stone fortress once formed part of an extensive network designed to protect Nice from possible attacks from the sea. Today, the well-preserved remains of the imposing citadel serve as one of the region's major tourist attractions. A great day-trip idea for visitors staying in nearby Nice, the fortress offers unobstructed views from a height of more than 200 m (650 ft) above sea level. On a clear day you can see as far away as distant Corsica. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort du Mont Alban and many more Villefranche-sur-Mer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday app .
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  • The town of Villefranche on sea is very nice to visit between his very picturesque old town with its small pedestrian streets and its fort. The visit of the Fort of Mont Alban is very significant to share his views, but also by its beautiful interior gardens and its museums and exhibitions offered by the municipality. It is also possible to do a nice walk along the ramparts and the sea. Frankly it's worth.
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  • While this was interesting, there was not really that much to see or do. The whole visit would take not more than around an hour and that is doing it very comfortably. If you are not a walker, Villefr...  more »
  • Looks great with water. Taking in the port of Nice hour-long boat trip you can enjoy views of the fortress with water. Impressive, so much so that the cutter is suitable very close
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  • Lovely walk up the hill from Nice Port and then spectacular views and picnic spots to be found with more beautiful paths.
  • Quite a walk but well worth it. Went there late after hours to watch the sunset at 9pm. Better walk down by 930pm though I can get quite dark through the googlemap path
  • The fort itself is usually closed. However there are beautiful 360 degree views here. Enjoy panoramas that include much of Nice, all of Villefranche-sur-Mer's bay and coast line views stretching east and west from here. Forested walks are nearby. The fort is flood lit at night time. This is a lovely, romantic place to watch the moon / sun rise and set.
  • Amazing views over Villefranche, Beaulieu and Nice.
  • Breathtaking views of Nice from the top. My wife and I just stood at the top for hours taking in the scenery.

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