Built on a rock 26 metres above sea level on the Antibes coast line the 16th-century fort offers a 360 degree panoramic view. It is set within a protected 4 acre park that surrounds the structure with Mediterranean plants.
Fort Carre was built in the late 16th century by King Henry II of France. Perching on the edge of the Saint-Roch peninsula it was originally built for strategic defence purposes, and later became used as military barracks, and a military training centre.
Its star shape was designed by Henri de Mandon, while the Marquis de Vauban redeveloped it in the 17th century, strengthening its structure to withstand ricochet fire. During the French Revolution, Napoleon was briefly imprisoned at the fort, and it also played an important part in 1860, when Nice was annexed to France.
- Disabled access
- Free parking
- Avenue du 11 Novembre