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For some of the finest views of the Provencal coast and countryside, hike uphill to Fort du Mont Alban. Constructed in the 1550s, the stone fortress once formed part of an extensive network designed to protect Nice from possible attacks from the sea. Today, the well-preserved remains of the imposing citadel serve as one of the region's major tourist attractions. A great day-trip idea for visitors staying in nearby Nice, the fortress offers unobstructed views from a height of more than 200 m (650 ft) above sea level. On a clear day you can see as far away as distant Corsica. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort du Mont Alban and many more Villefranche-sur-Mer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Villefranche-sur-Mer holiday app .
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Ich habe mich am späten Nachmittag von Villefranche-sur-Mer aus auf den Weg nach oben zum Fort gemacht. Es geht etwa 50 min lang über unzählige Stufen und Steigungen hinauf. Der Weg ist nur teilweise ... more »In the late afternoon I made my way up from Villefranche-sur-Mer to the fort. It goes up for about 50 min over countless steps and inclines. The path is only partially signposted, but Google Maps helps the view is really stunning beautiful! It's worth the effort! There are also some locals for picnics and relaxing up there. I then descended to the port to Nice, here the path is a little shorter, but also poorly signposted. You can also take bus no. 33 up from Nice (departure e.g. From Garibaldi or Le Port).
The foot path is signposted from M6098 Princess Grace Boulevard. We walked up very steep steps through the woods and the Parcourse exercise area. Joined the road Chemin du Fort. It took about 35/4O mi... more »
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