Fort Carré, often Fort Carré d’Antibes, is a 16th-century star-shaped fort of four arrow-head shaped bastions, that stands on the outskirts of Antibes, France. Henri de Mandon built the fort and then during the 17th century, the Marquis de Vauban redeveloped it.
Vauban intervened very little on Fort Carré. Visiting Antibes in the 1680s, he drew up several plans and established a list of works to be carried out for the defenses of Antibes, its port, and Fort Carré. He entrusted the engineer Antoine de Niquet with the task of supervising this work. Regarding Fort Carré, little of this work has actually been completed. These include a general overhaul of equipment to ensure better comfort for the troops, as well as the creation of external defenses. The silhouette of the building has not been modified by Vauban. The present form of Fort Carré has remained, more or less, the one it already had in the sixteenth century.
Fort Carré was used as the villain’s fortress in the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again.
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Coordinates: 43.580834°N 7.123889°E