Fort de Mont-Alban

Built during the 16th century, the Mont Alban fort was an essential link in the defense system of the maritime window of the States of Savoy.

Built between 1557 and 1560 under the leadership of the Duke of Savoy, Emmanuel Philibert, the Fort du Mont Alban served as the border between the states of Savoy and Nice. 40 by 46 metres wide, this large rectangular monument has been occupied by military troops over the eras. Strategically placed between the Château de Nice and the Citadelle de Villefranche, it dominates the entire Côte d'Azur. From the tip of Bordighera to the Estérel Massif, via Cap d'Ail, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the Baie des Anges and Nice and the Garoupe Antibes, the panorama from its terrace is quite simply incredible. In bright sunshine, some people have even seen Corsica... The Fort du Mont
Alban has been registered as a Historical Monument since 1909 for the enclosure, 1913 for its surrounding walls and ditches, then 1923 for the 250 metre area on which it is built.


  • Car park
  • Picnic area


Full price: 7 € (Full price 7€ - Reduced price (students, job seekers, disabled persons, seniors, Lignes d'Azur subscribers) - Free (under 18 years old, journalists, teachers and guides) - Cancellation possible for technical reasons or bad weather, in this case tickets exchangeable or refundable.)
Reduced price: 3 €.

Please note that there are no sales on site; please bring your ticket purchased at the Heritage Center or on the Internet.

Accepted payment methods

  • Credit card payment

Opening periods

From 01/07 to 30/09
Opening hours on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm.
Closed exceptionally on August 15th.


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