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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  • Since the time we wanted to go there is: it is not Monday there is not too much wind, we were able to enjoy a great visit by a guide who knows his work . For those who like old stones it is a treat this Fort-Carré is not a Vauban but it comes very close . Clean, well maintained, both inside and up to the gardens, a very correct rate, The guide had in her panoply of anecdotes many small stories concerning the fort its construction its occupation its evolution in time . The thing that surprised me the most is the way the passenger pigeons work, the ancestor of the SMS but I will not tell you here, just as I will not tell you why we call this fort, Fort-Carré. I leave a little bit of mystery to get you to go. We can also start the tour again when the tour is over and we discover new small corners, small openings, gates, lift bridges etc. In addition the square fort is accessible from the old town with the free shuttle do not hesitate
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  • In fact, you have a beautiful view from the fort. The walk from the old town is also nice. The lacklustre French/English leadership, however, is hard to undercut! The main thing seemed to be that we were gone as soon as possible. What a pity!
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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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