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“Not to Far, Great Views”
Review of Fort du Mont Alban

Fort du Mont Alban
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I visited this castle/fort with a friend and the views are absolutely amazing. The fort itself and surroundings are still indicative of several hundred years ago and it is well preserved. I was able to get some great photos from either side and it is only about 15 minutes drive or so from the center of Nice. Definitely worth seeing.

1  Thank ERIC W
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

After a steepish climb up stone stairs, through meandering woodland, steadily getting higher and higher, then a short walk to the fort for fab views over Villefranche - we could see our apartment from there! Talk a walk around the Fort - you can't get in but worth taking a look about and on the other side of the fort Nice is revealed and you can see the airport and planes landing and taking off - take a pair on binoculars for even better sightings. Takes about an hour of slowish uphill walking but helps to get those calories burned after indulging in all the food in Villefranche!

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The view is the best. We walked all the way up from downtown Nice city and took the bus back. The Fort on it's own was not that interesting becouce not able to get in. But still if you have more than 4 days in Nice it could be a goal for at half day event.

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The old fort overlooks Villefranche-sur-mer with terrific views of the ocean and Cap Ferrand. From the back of the fort, there are great views of Nice itself.
From the sea, the climb is really intense, but from Col-de-Villefranche the climb is much easier.
It's worth the effort!!

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We were on Honeymoon in Villefranche-sur-Mer, when we visited the Fort du Mont Alban. Unfortunately the Fort was closed, but the view was excellent of the whole bay and beyond. We used the bus from Villefranche and walked up to the Fort. The bus stop called Col-de-Villefranche, if I remember well. Bus timetables are available from the local Tourist Information.
We stayed at Shelley's one of apartment, it called the Beachfront Bliss, which was perfectly equipped and with the beautiful sea view.

Thank HoppieMaky
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