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Fort Mont-Alban

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Address: Avenue du Mont-Alban, 06300 Nice, France
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Amazing views

Such a magic spot not everyone visits when staying in Nice. The view of Nice as you drive through the park is amazing and then the view from the fort is fabulous - the bay of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Such a magic spot not everyone visits when staying in Nice. The view of Nice as you drive through the park is amazing and then the view from the fort is fabulous - the bay of Villefranche, over to St Jean Cap Ferrat and Cap D'Ail and onto the Italian coast - take a bottle of wine and enjoy your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a good spot for a hike up from VilleFranche, Nice's lovely little neighbour just ten minutes away by train. The sixteenth century castle is usually closed to visitors (unless by appointment) but on the patrimony (heritage) weekend each year in September, entry is free. The surrounding area is a perfect spot for picnics and walks. The views down... More 

Thank KathmanduMazza
Paris, France
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Rather close to the city of Nice, this is a place where you will have a very good view on the whole city on one side and on the natural harbour of Villefranche on the other side. It can be magic when the day ends.

Thank Sed_nomini_tuo
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

The great place for morning walk. A bit hard to get there (a bit away from downtown, very rare busses) but it is worth effort. I liked the fortressalthough you should remember that you cannot go inside the building!

Thank Farsalos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Not so very far from the city you will find a quiet area above it. Location of Fort Mont-Alban is perfect if you want to see the sunset over Nice, while you are watching Promenade des Anglais from the height of birds. The castel itself was closed during my visit in november, but it may be open during tourist season... More 

Thank Michael Y
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

The views around the fort are fantastic. The fort itself is tiny and you can't go inside and there isn't any information as to the fort's history. If you are interested in fortifications, there are better ones to visit on the Cote d'Azur.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Having dropped off my other half at her conference, I headed for the hill and the fort through Boneparte Square. Really good path using a staircase. Great rewards at the top in terms of views across Nice and the Cote D'Azur.

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Surf City USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Atop Mount Boron are the ruins of this fort. The view up here is quite panoramic, although arguably not the best in Nice. If you hike up Mount Boron, through the forest, this is your reward. Free. You can also take a city bus, or drive up to the summit of the mount, and wander over to see this while... More 

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Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Worth the walk up view is spectacular.... It overlooks both Nice one side and St Jean Cap Ferrat the other, well worth the effort...

Thank charliepob
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

I got a little bit bored but the gents in our group loved it, Its a definite ruin, with no signs of restoration in sight. The view over Old Town Nice is superb and you can see the Cape too. Feels old, looks old and even smells old. Spent a whole 20 minutes here!

Thank SarahCorell

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