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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 1 week ago via mobile

The view over Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice is great but we could not get into the castle. We took an uber to get to the castle and walked down back to Villefranche-sur-Mer. That turned out to be a good idea because the climb up would not...More

Thank Egbert299
Reviewed 26 March 2018

A superb medieval fortress located on Col du Villfranche, with a splendid view to Vifranche and the whole region; for nice walks and to visit the castle Mont Alban.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There is nice panorama from there as well as wile walkin gthere. And walking there is also some experience of 2000 steps.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I bought a couple of pastries in Villefranche so we could have breakfast at the fort. The climb was about 45 min. And it was steep. I’m 60 and it didn’t kill me and the views from the fort are worth it...Nice...More

4  Thank cmurff3
Reviewed 28 November 2017

On a ridge separating Nice from Villefranche, the Fort is immense and in a stunning setting, so well worth the effort to get there

Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Interesting old castle that dominates the harbour front. Well worth a walk round, and there are cafe's and shops to quench your thirst and appetite.

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Spent a very enjoyable few hours visiting this ancient fort. Spectacular views from the top or through the turrets of the old fort. Inside we found a very interesting showcase of the films that have been shot around the area.

Thank NeilSchier
Reviewed 30 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

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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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