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Fort du Mont Alban

Col du Villefranche | commune de Nice, 06000 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 92 00 41 90
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“nice hike” (2 reviews)
Col du Villefranche | commune de Nice, 06000 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 92 00 41 90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had walked the coastal trail from Nice to Villefranche and found out from the tourist office how to find our way back to Nice via Mt Alban. There were a lot of stairs involved( and I mean a lot!) which took us on to...More

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My return to Mont Alban was a time capsule. My father was stationed on the flagship for the 6th fleet and we lived on Mont Boron, not far below the fort. Many a day my friends and I would play near the fort and often...More

Thank Dr_Tom82
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This fort contains a working Hotel deVille, which means that the workings of the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer are conducted daily. I would have liked a tour, but it was not apparent how to get one. There were art exhibits in two of the areas I...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Spectacular views from the top to both east and west. Much quieter than the other castle in Nice, but there is no access to the fort itself. There were fewer visitors on my visit, so it was not crowded. Some nice walking trails around the...More

1  Thank Ukrbear
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our tour guide Ingrid drove us up here, and the views are simply stunning. Overlooking Nice and the port, the views are even better than those on Castle Hill. Highly recommended especially on a clear blue day.

1  Thank Tomme T
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Loved the hike up - great views… Make sure you have your camera up on top with you … Depending on the season dress up…

Thank Surtuk
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Weather was picture perfect. We had a hard time at first locating the steps behind church that go up, up, up. Once we did we enjoyed the hike. The view from the top of fort was breathtaking. We took a different walk down through the...More

Thank cindygad
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Didn't explore the fort but did take the seaside walk with its stunning views over the town and bay.

Thank Evargsum
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The highlight of the visit is to walk the waterside path around the outside of the wall between the port and the old town.

Thank millron
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I printed off a walk from the internet to take us up here - it was a fabulous trail, up the Escaliers Campo Quadro, but be warned, it's not for the faint hearted... took us the next 2 days to recover! I'm glad we did...More

Thank Snixy
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Tim B
Does anyone know where I can find a trail map of the area incuding up to the fort from the port of Villefranche?
20 February 2017|
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What time is fort open?
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Response from Jean N | Reviewed this property |
On peut visiter le fort uniquement en juillet - aout et septembre; sur réservation au centre du patrimoine de la ville de Nice. tel : +33 4 92 00 41 90 et son site internet dont malheureusement on ne peut pas donner ici le... More
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