There are so many wonderful sights in this area:
At 700m above sea level, the Fort is the highest point of the Eastern French Riviera and is double the height of Eze Village (so I would have to do my Eze Village walk twice to get there!)
From here you can look down onto Eze Village as well as enjoy the coastal views:
Fort de la Revére is also a place where there are many country trails & coastal trails with a few mountain tunnels to walk through. There are breathtaking views and lots of wild flowers, butterflies and grasses to sniff and explore. Both doggie and human are very happy here…its an amazing place.
This area is also very famous for bird watching, which is one of my favourite pastimes!
There is a lot of history attached to this place and my human found it odd that there was no information to read when we went there. You could walk around the Fort, through tunnels and war trenches from the 18th century and not even realise their significance since there are no signposts other than for the trail walks. So it is worth reading a little bit before going. Vikki read that during the second World War, British pilots were imprisoned there, many of whom made daring escapes. Here is an example of a British soldier’s recollections of the Fort during this time and all about the conscript heroes that were held there.
Locked entrance to the Fort:
Vikki was also muttering on about how it is a shame that the Fort remains closed and unrenovated since it is such a great building with a vast space that could have so many uses and in such an amazing location!? On the other hand, since there are only a few picnic tables and benches, a small nature centre called ‘maison de la nature’ and neither commercial services, visitor facilities nor information, it is almost like the Fort stubbornly insists all by itself on remaining a very quiet place.
Doggies become very calm when we walk around up here. We just want to slow down and look out at the beautiful views, sniff all the wonderful wafts of air that bring such a rich mix of aromas to these heights…and reflect on our doggie life!
So maybe we should count ourselves lucky that when we come up here, we pretty much have this special place to ourselves.
The view furthest East takes in the L’Esterel and Cap d’Antibes, closer, the Cap de Nice, the bay of Villefranche, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (where the great lighthouse walk is), Beaulieu sur Mer, and finally looking below, the perched village of Eze Village. To the West the views are of La Turbie, skipping over Monaco and Menton towards the Italian coastlines.
Here’s a short video to show you: