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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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  • Site bien entretenu. La vue est imprenable. Il surplombe la ville du gosier. La visite est rapide et gratuite 
  • My husband and I were staying in Le Gosier and this was only a five minute drive, so we decided to check it out after a local recommended it to us. The scenery is lovely and the views are terrific. Th...  more »
  • Visita a questo forte con ingresso gratuito e parcheggio.Vista molto bella,da questo forte si gode la bellezza di Grand Baie in tutto il suo splendore.Nelle prigioni si può entrare dentro e fare anche...  more »
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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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