It does not date back to Greek times like the theatre in Taormina, but the Fort Antoine amphitheatre boasts an equally breathtaking view of the Mediterranean.
The former fortress built at the beginning of the 18th century has now been converted into an open-air theatre. Destroyed in 1944, it was rebuilt in 1953 on the initiative of Prince Rainier III. The military architecture, the watchtower, and the almost solitary atmosphere that can be found there, all contribute to giving it a special charm. In addition, the fortress’ stage is particularly pleasant. There is a pyramid of cannonballs in the centre as well as the military architecture of the fort. The latter is emphasised by pittosporum hedges which serve as protection where there is no parapet.
Built in the 18th century by Prince Antoine I, the Fort is located at the north-eastern tip of the Rock, Fort Antoine Theatre is a small amphitheatre on the Avenue de la Quarantaine in the Monaco-Ville district of Monaco. In the open air, games are held in the open air during the summer months. Chamber music, theatre, poetry and folklore are also all performed here.