Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Carré fort in Antibes

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 …