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“Monaco's Fortress - Antoine”

Fort Antoine Theater
Ranked #12 of 19 things to do in Monaco-Ville
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Owner description: This 18th century fortress now serves as an open-air theater seating up to 350 people.
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Near the cruise ship dock you will find the Fort Antoine fortress. It was built in the 18th century on the northeastern part of the Rock of Monaco. While heavily damaged in 1944, it was rebuilt under Prince Rainier III in 1954 and it’s interior is now home to an open-air theater. The walls, watch towers, and gun emplacements remain. As you walk up the many steps, there are flat areas with pyramids of cannon balls as a reminder of its military usage. The fortress’ cannons were used to announce the births of Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie. This is worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Built way back between 1709/14 ,on the east end of the rock of Monaco , stands Fort Antoine ,it was built for an invasion that never happened, and sadly with the passing of time fell into disuse and decay ,it once again found use during world war 2,but this time it was in the hands of the Axis forces, and its underground tunnels were used by the locals as air raid shelters, as the surrounding area was bombed by the allies in 1944, after the war in the 1950s it was decided by Prince Rainier ,to put the decaying and damaged fort to better more peaceful use , thus it was turned into a open air theatre with seating for up to 350 ,when its not in use as a theatre, its open to the public free of charge, and its a nice spot for a stroll or take in the sights of the near by harbour ,and on special occasions such as the births of a prince or princess, the royal troopers ,man the guns ,for a Royal Cannon Salute......

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Fort Antoine was built in the early 1700's and rebuilt after being destroyed in WW2. Most cruise ships will ancho offshore in Monaco and the tender boat will drop you off right near the Fort. We walked up through the defensive positions, theater and gardens to the Prince's Palace of upper Monaco-Ville in about 30 minutes taking our time. I wouldn't suggest this route for those easily fatigued or mobility-limited- there are easier routes than this one. You can get some great views of the harbor from the theater and other ramparts.

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

The theatre is built in an old fort, around the theatre they have created a tiered garden.We started from the bottom and took the stairs up. There are various viewing platforms on the way. It was a great vantage point to view the iconic Monaco harbour. The theatre itself was interesting as they seem to have designed it as an ancient Greek theatre. I don't know if the do performances as there was no listings or info boards saying so.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

I did not see any apearance.but I see the shene and Public Space around the shene.
it look like a old roman amfitheatre to me.
the teatre lay in, and on the topp of a old fortificatons. fort antonio

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