The Fort du Mont Alban is a fine example of 16th-century military architecture. Built on the hilltop at 220 meters (722 feet) above sea level, it offers a striking 360° panorama. To one side you have Nice itself, the bay opening out onto the sea, the airport and the Lower Alps region. To the other side your eyes wander over the pretty little towns and villages such as Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. The landscape is wild and densely covered in typically Mediterranean vegetation, such as scrubland, pine and oak trees. For the trivia-mongers among you, Elton John owns a vast estate just 300 meters (984 feet) from the fort, but unfortunately neither the actual fort nor the singer's home are open to visitors.
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