The Fort Carré

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Avenue du 11 Novembre
Telephone : 
+33 (0)4 92 90 52 13

The Fort Carré might be closed exceptionally. It is recommended to phone in advance before visiting.

The Fort Carré is open every day except on Monday and the 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 25th December.
From November to January, closed on Sunday too. Open from 10:00am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
From February to May, open from 10:00am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.
From June to October, open from 10:00am to 13:00pm and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

We recommand that you check the opening times on

For security reasons, the visit must be accompanied.

More detailled visits (lasting 1 1/2 hours) can be arranged with advance reservation.
For groups, school visits and workshops: reservation required.
Unaccompanied children are not allowed to enter the Fort.

Located on the peninsula of Saint-Roch, the Fort Carré is built on a rock at 26m above sea level. The walkway is 43m high and offers a 360 degree panoramic view.
Built on the orders of King Henry II of France in the second half of the sixteenth century, this simply amazing architecture, significantly improved by Vauban, was long used as a sentry post for the nearby border with the County of Nice, hostile at the time, and as a defensive post for Antibes, the last French port before this border. The Fort is surrounded by a protected 4 hectare park featuring typically Mediterranean flora and fauna.
Languages spoken: French and English

Art & culture type : 
  • Culture heritage

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