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Fort Carré

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Fort Carré

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The best French Riviera Full-Day from Cannes Small-Group Shore Excursion
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The best French Riviera Full-Day from Cannes Small-Group Shore Excursion

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Make the most of your time at port with this diverse full-day shore excursion that takes you to highlights of the French Riviera. See the Cannes Film Festival venue, ogle luxury yachts at the Billionaire’s Quay in Antibes, stroll the medieval streets of St-Paul-de-Vence and test your nose at the Fragonard perfumery in Eze. Cross the border into Monaco to visit the high-rolling casinos of Monte Carlo, the Prince’s Palace and the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.
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Geoffrey R wrote a review Dec 2019
Antibes, France64 contributions26 helpful votes
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. There are great views of Antibes and all between Antibes and Nice.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Paul B wrote a review Oct 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom1,482 contributions269 helpful votes
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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 tour before, I definitely got a lot more from it this time! Really interesting history, some amazing views, including some of Old Town Antibes that you genuinely cant get from anywhere else. A great way to spend 30-45 minutes, with a walk from the Old Town through the harbour too. Bear in mind there are a few steps and also it is a couple of km to walk around the harbour if you’re arriving from the Old Town.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Fergs85 wrote a review Oct 2019
Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom808 contributions115 helpful votes
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If you like fortifications as much as me then this is the place for you. The fort originates from the 16th century, and was built on the heights above the harbour of Antibes by way of protection. Vauban redesigned the whole structure later in the 17th century, so that the fort is now a perfect example of defence against artillery, with its star-shaped design, bastions and ramparts. Guided tours, some in English, start every 30 minutes. Check opening times before you go as the information on-line might not match the actual opening times.We made a mistake initially on our first visit and arrived just as they were closing. However, the custodian was so pleased to see us back the next day that he gave us two for the price of one entry! If you are driving into Antibes on the coastal road from Nice, you’ll find a carpark on the right just as you see the castle to your left. It’s free to park here, but you should also note that it’s a bit of a hike up to the castle itself, round the side of a sports ground and then along a winding path, so allow plenty of time for this. You can also walk into Antibes itself from the same car park, and although it takes a good 20 minutes or more round the edges of the marina it's a cheap and stress free method of accessing the old town.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Charles S wrote a review Oct 2019
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Great views from the top. Our guide was entertaining and informative. A bit of an uphill hike but worth it. Not overly crowded. An old citadel where Napoleon was held captive for 10 days. Site of a James Bond movie Never Say Never with Sean Connery and Kim Basinger.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Always Curious wrote a review Sep 2019
Australia268 contributions64 helpful votes
Access is by walking along the edge of the harbour past all the expensive yachts and boats from Europe and some from Asia. The entrance to the fort is not easy to find but it provides an historic perspective of what was needed to defend the Cannes Port in earlier times.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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