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. For Fort Carre and beyond, use our Antibes travel route planning site to get the most from your Antibes vacation.
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  • This fort has protected the Côte d’Azur for centuries, in particular, the port of Antibes, first built by the Greeks 2,500 years ago. It is open from 10am to 5 or 6 pm year around except on Mondays...  more »
  • Our tour guide was awesome, providing information in French AND ENGLISH because we requested it. She wasn’t that confident that her English was good but it was AMAZING! Having been on the French only....  more »
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  • Very interesting and good looking historical site from 16th century. The tour around the fort is 3e per person and starts every 30 minutes. Note that you cannot explore it by yourself. I've also noticed that the signs that lead to a fort offer the longest route, so check your map if you don't want to have a long walk.
  • It is a nice pleasant climb up to Le Fort Carré. Once you get to the top you can take really nice pictures, as you can see up to the end of the coast. There is a tour that tells you about the different areas of the Fort, as well as bi-lingual guides who make it accessible to anyone!
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