Day 1 of #100daysofports: Port Vauban in #Antibes #FrenchRiviera


The port of Antibes and the fortress

But who is Vauban?  Sébastien Le Prestre, Marquis de Vauban (1 May 1633 – 30 March 1707) is an engineer, military architect, town planner, hydraulic engineer and French essayist. He was appointed marshal of France by Louis XIV.

Port Vauban is a marina in Antibes and the largest marina in Europe (2009 figure). It has more than 1,500 seats and can accommodate boats over 50 meters. Port Vauban is known for its « quay of billionaires » where are frequently moored the most beautiful yachts of the world, including the Phocea of ​​Mouna Ayoub, the Lady Moura of Nasser Al-Rashid, the Aquarama III of Roman Kopine, Octopus of Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Kingdom 5KR of Saudi prince Al Walid Ben Talal, David Geffen’s Pelorus, Indian Empress of Vijay Mallya who also owns the only private property on Île Sainte-Marguerite, Le Grand Jardin.

It was at this point that Maupassant (french writer) moored his yacht, the Bel Ami.

It welcomes each year the ships to compete to Les Voiles d’Antibes, regatta of old sailing ships.

The Vauban port is overlooked by the Fort Carré, a military fort built by Monsieur de Saint-Rémy during the reign of Henri II in the sixteenth century. It was slightly retouched at the end of seventeenth century under Louis XIV by Vauban. The fort is located on the Saint-Roch peninsula in Antibes, on the seafront road and is built on a rock rising 26 meters above the sea.

Monsieur Alfred provides full assistance to the Superyachts crews in Antibes and throughout the Frenchriviera. Immediate reactivity.

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