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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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  • A visit to do because fort offers a beautiful panorama. Good to know: easy tour for those who could not walk long because the parking lot is located at 20 m. free tour.
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  • Visit family. Free access. Home friendly. Delivery of a little detailed plan but that allows to understand the composition of the fort. Nice tour through his point of view on the Bay of the throat. Remains quite few. The visit of the underground is of no interest since completely renovated and serving as exhibition places unrelated to the fort itself. The part of the trail to visit outside the fort is very badly maintained especially at the level of the stairs giving access to the fort. Free visit, which is his main interest in the views offered by the fort.
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  • Little disappointment on the slightly damaged furniture in the room and cleanliness. Nice pool and nice beach. Small but nice animations. Almost nonexistent activities during the day.
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  • A nice point of view over the bay and the region, sometimes used for city organised events and there's a house (not of origin) used for art/culture expositions. There are no entrance fees (at least when there are no events), however there is not much to see from the insides of the fort.
  • A very nice, well maintained Fort, which has views over large parts of the island in good weather. The basement corridors promise a little cooling off during hot weather. A large car park is immediately on the Fort, admission is free.
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  • Magic by the view that l was the high c is a charming place it feels like a well being and a certain tranquillity as if the s time stopped so that l can find inner calm. I advise s reach. But not that this Fort Fleur d sword also offers of beautiful exhibitions moments t d stories.
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  • Nice places. Guide great and the view is top.
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  • Little interest in the fort (a little history), but a great view
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