Fort Fleur d'Epee, Le Gosier

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Fort Fleur d'épée is a fortification on Grande-Terre on Guadeloupe. The origins of its name are unknown, though it may correspond to a nickname of a soldier who lived in it. It was built from 1750 to 1763 to a polygonal plan by Vauban in the heights above the town of Gosier, many metres above the bay. It is made up of underground rooms leading to small rooms. The powder magazine and kitchen with a furnace are still visible. It spacious entrance hall now hosts temporary art exhibitions. It was captured by the British then retaken by a French battalion under Victor Hugues which expelled the British from Guadeloupe on 3 June 1794.
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  • After a previous stint in 2016 which had not inspired us, we returned to the Fort and were pleasantly surprised. An exhibition of painting decorates the visit. The view is superb; grandchildren are in are given heart to frolic in the Park and in the landscaped underground. A nice time with your family, and free!
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  • One of the visits, in my view, impossible to miss in Guadeloupe. If you want to know better the history of Guadeloupe, to visit the Fort flower of sword, which is very well preserved and allows to better understand and delve into the history of this beautiful island
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  • Free site a description of the history is provided at the great entrance point of view rich in history
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