Fort Carré
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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fort with commanding views
    Fort from the 16th century or so, overlooking Antibes with great views of the harbor, ocean, and looking towards Nice as well. It's an uphill climb, or you can wait for the free shuttle that seemed to run at intermittent times. Either way, be sure to bring bottled water as there isn't any available within the fort itself. It can be a hot uphill walk, but nothing too strenuous. Want to say it's 5 euros or so for entry and free for minors - cash only though. You cannot pay by credit card, so be sure you have cash on hand before trekking here. Tours were available in French and Italian, but English at times as well and possibly other languages too. The pictures from the ramparts were excellent and the visit is well worth the views alone. Not for those with knee issues or any inability to walk or climb stairs. No strollers either. There's free parking in the lot by the beach at the bottom of the hill across the street, you can find the parking lot on Google maps.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Jonathan
    Shropshire, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    A very interesting historical site overlooking the harbour - a large star shaped sixteenth century fort surrounding a circular tower begun in the reign of Henri II. Be warned it is a very, very long walk to reach the fort, much of the route being over a rough track, made worse by poor signage as to exactly how you reach the buildings even though they are there before you! This said it is well worth the effort but you do need good footwear. If the weather is bad, then the fort may be closed at short notice for safety reasons (the many steps and ramparts becoming slippery in the wet). Guided tours are the norm; those on duty are very poor at answering the telephone to find out if the fort is open - we had to have the local tourist office check for us when we arrived in Antibes.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 7, 2024
  • Marge
    Turku, Finland1,582 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views
    Interesting castle with nice views to harbourg and sea. You can't go by yourself to fort, but they will collect people to groups to get in. Frenc guidning is offered usually. But I got my pics. Castle is very old and shape is unusual. Parking area next to sport area is good to use, because it's difficult to find a park from old town and it was free transfer by minibus to town!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 22, 2024
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Geno58
Boys Town, NE39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Tour guide was not very engaged and/or seemed disinterested. Gave much more detailed instructions in French vs. English; we were told she would do both and we could barely understand her English although we’re American. Without interesting details, the castle is not that impressive as French castles go. I would recommend Les Baux de Provence. Much more interesting.
Written May 27, 2022
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Reimmop
Golden, CO57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
Visiting Fort Carré after the crowded street of Antibes is a peaceful and rewarding experience. To arrive at the 16th-century fort, you walk 15/20 mn through a park planted with mediterranean plants. Good walking shoes are recommended. You enter the fort through one of the four bastions to discover a large round courtyard surrounded by 3 story walls. From the sentinel walk at the top of the fortifications, you enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from Monaco to Antibes. Take the guided tour to fully appreciate the rich history of the site, from King Henri II to Napoleon. The guides are very knowledgeable and love to answer your questions. A nice cultural break.
Written February 28, 2013
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Kapil_ricky
Bengaluru, India320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Fort Carre: Good Location near the beach

-Free Parking available near the Fort
-Admission is paid but it may be closed on Sunday
-10 minutes walk to the Fort
-It's very confusing to find the entry as no proper signboards

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Written September 25, 2017
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Josh H
Hertford, UK10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We took quite a long walk from the Marché Provincial in Antibes to Fort Carre.

The walk along the promenade was nice, but in the midday heat, was perhaps not the wisest decision.

After the promenade, the walk up to Fort Carre from the gate is best taken on the route on the left, through the nature reserve, winding it's way up to the fort.

Alternatively, you can walk the path on the right, which takes you up a very steep path, which is moderately shorter but may take longer if you aren't good with steep climbs (we took this route back to leave, when it was only a decent downhill).

Up until this point, the experience was enjoyable, however, upon reaching the Fort, we discovered that the admission requirement for students was €1.50 (Peculiar we thought, as we had received free entry for almost all attractions in Nice, Antibes and Cannes so far).

In addition, the Fort only accepts Cash payments and so having spent all our money at the market in the morning, we were left with no way to pay.

I find it difficult to understand why a tourist attraction of this scale does not have a card reader, even the green grocer in the market had one!

So a disappointing trip, considering we weren't able to see any of the Fort at all for such a stupid reason.

No information about entry Prices or the Cash-only policy is available online which would have saved us wasting our time and made the experience much better.

In addition, why put the opening time as 2pm, then make people wait until 2:30 until the first tour? The place needs better communication and advertisement of its admission requirements and functions.
Written July 2, 2018
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Don_Lorenzo_d_Arabia
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great example of historic fortifications on the coast. Notice the little 'spanish' towers in several places (rare). Spectacular walk along the coastal wall.
Written August 10, 2021
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Geoffrey R
Antibes, France64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
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.
Written December 24, 2019
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Andy G
Palm Coast, FL28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
We enjoyed our tour of the fort -- in English! It's interesting historically, and offers a great view of the huge harbor (over 1000 slips) and surroundings. It's a pretty long walk from old town though.
Written June 18, 2015
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Keith G
Northampton, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
Fort Carre is superb fortress which overlooks the beautiful Marina and the Cote D' Azur. Sean Connery used the location to film Never "Say Never Again". The guided tour is good value for 3 Euros.
Written April 15, 2015
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Andrew S
Bournemouth, UK85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
I don't understand why the authorities do not make more of this building. It needs better signage, marketing and you should be allowed to walk around it without a guide. The entrance is difficult to find and not inviting.
Written October 21, 2014
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Rahul K
Bengaluru, India20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Business
Had nothing to do one weekend, so went to Fort Carre as it was walkable from the hotel.
Good views, there is history behind the fort, but nothing too great.
Written September 9, 2014
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