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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  • September 18, 2017
    This place is worth the visit. Take the time to stroll through the fort in order to enjoy. Hospitality was perfect
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  • September 13, 2017
    The site is ideally placed with a 180 degree view there are also from time to time of the paint expo. Small s visit in this large park
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  • September 10, 2017
    Quite impressive in its dimensions, fort Fleur of sword is surrounded by many beautiful homes. Once on site (parking), you can stroll through the grounds of the fort, read the many and sometimes lengthy historical explanations because very long to read. Take a little tour around the underground part, she is big enough and could be set up with more happiness. However the view of the Bay of Pointe à Pitre is beautiful and with binoculars you will be able to observe the entire coast to the wind of Basse Terre
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  • December 24, 2016
    This was a cool place to stop on your way to Saint Anne or Saint Francis. When we stopped they had an art shown in the tunnels which was a great use of the space. We spent a max of an hour here. The views are nice but there isn't much more going on. It's free to enter which is nice. If I were to have paid I would have been disappointed.
  • February 2, 2017
    The panorama is fabulous combining the history of an old fortress with the view of the Long bay. There is no entrance fee and it won't take more than half an hour or an hour to visit this place.
  • June 19, 2017
    A real piece of Guadeloupean history
  • March 6, 2016
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    Friendly and relaxing place with a breathtaking panoramic view, I advise you to go 👍
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