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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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Col du Villefranche | commune de Nice, 06000 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 92 00 41 90
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

While this was interesting, there was not really that much to see or do. The whole visit would take not more than around an hour and that is doing it very comfortably. If you are not a walker, Villefranche would not be recommended as there...More

Thank WStravel11
Reviewed 10 August 2017

What a great way to start the day! With our two daughters (11 and 13) we ran from the middle corniche, up the stairs (starting app 1 km from the post office, direction Nice) , then ran the stairs + the zigzag rail up to...More

Thank Astrid K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have been staying in Villefranche for over 25 years and we regularly take visitors up to the fort to see the spectacular views over Cap Ferat and Nice. Plenty of parking too and usually only one or two cars up there. However, last year...More

3  Thank boxgirl37
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Great trip to the fort on a planned trip with a bike hire company ...... just the last time we went they supply the water as part of the price .... this company you had to buy it from them at a higher price...... 4...More

Thank Dieseltramper
Reviewed 12 June 2017

One of our cruise ports was Villefranche and we decided to stop here before heading to Nice on the bus. As mentioned in other posts, it's an old fort with old walls and pretty cool views, but it's not like an active fort/castle with rooms...More

Thank msc999999
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The structure is steeped in history and provides some great views of the harbor. Not much more then that. Need to take a bit of a climb up hill to reach it. If you have the time it is worth the visit.

1  Thank Cruiseman21
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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

2  Thank Ukrbear
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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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