Port Vauban, Antibes

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Port Vauban is a French yachting harbor located in Antibes on the French Riviera. Originally a natural harbor in use since before the Roman Empire, the port was fortified by Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban, later Marquis de Vauban, King Louis XIV's military engineer.

Port Vauban now serves as the home of the Yacht Club d'Antibes and is the largest marina (in terms of total tonnage of the boats and yachts moored there) in the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the world's largest and most lavishly appointed yachts have Port Vauban as their home port, including Russian oil businessman Roman Abramovich's 86 m Ecstasea and his gift to fellow Russian businessman Eugene Shvidler (Le Grand Bleu). Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen's yacht Octopus is a regular visitor to the harbor.

In the early part of the 20th century, Port Vauban also accommodated numerous seaplanes and a seaplane manufacturer.

As of 2012, typical rates for a berth in Port Vauban are between €1m to €1.4m.
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  • Áfter visiting Nice and Monaco and Marseille and ... this is yet another port to add to the list. Each of the ports seens has it's own characteristic. All beautiful to see the boats, the blue... 
    Áfter visiting Nice and Monaco and Marseille and ... this is yet another port to add to the list. Each of the ports seens has it's own characteristic. All beautiful to see the boats, the blue...  more »
  • Great place to stop on your boat trip. If you aren’t traveling in high season you will always get a place for sure since it’s a large port with quite some spaces for guest. 
    Great place to stop on your boat trip. If you aren’t traveling in high season you will always get a place for sure since it’s a large port with quite some spaces for guest.  more »
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  • Port vauban is a Very calm place next to the city centre. That is so calm so you can sleep on the street. and port vauban has two beaches next to it. One is sand the other one is rocks.
  • The wealth on show at the port in Antibes will take your breath away. This is one of the most expensive places in the world to moor your boat, with rates exceeding a million Euros. Port Vauban is a French yachting harbor located in Antibes on the French Riviera. Originally a natural harbor in use since before the Roman Empire, the port was fortified by Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban, later Marquis de Vauban, King Louis XIV's military engineer.

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