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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  • There is nice panorama from there as well as wile walkin gthere. And walking there is also some experience of 2000 steps.  more »
  • the living area is limited compared to the surface of the ouvrage(murs très épais) and beautiful view from the terrace
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  • My wife and I bought a couple of pastries in Villefranche so we could have breakfast at the fort. The climb was about 45 min. And it was steep. I’m 60 and it didn’t kill me and the views from the fort...  more »
  • Amazing view of Nice and surroundings for photos at sunrise or sunset. It was a great walk and run from Nice Old Town to the top of the mountain where the fort sits. During the period I was there, there were very few people. (Early morning - November 2017)
  • Nice visit for a pic-nic or for a tremendous view over the surroundings. The fort is impressive, but it does not seem to be open for the public to go inside.
  • The most amazing e bike tour brought me here. The view is refreshing and I could hear the ocean angels sing.
  • From there you abble to see Nice and Villefrache... The place to look around, view is geoges
  • Lovely walk up the hill from Nice Port and then spectacular views and picnic spots to be found with more beautiful paths.
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