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Fort Louis, Marigot

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Monument Tourist Spot
See the French flag proudly flapping in the breeze over Fort Louis, the ruins of a late 18th-century fort. Built in 1789 on a hill overlooking the town, the fort defended the warehouses dotted around the harbor area. Having fallen into disuse over time, the stronghold has recently undergone restoration, and now gives a sense of how the complex functioned as a whole. Learn about the fort's history from the number of information panels dotted around the site, and take in sweeping views of the town below and the bays along the coast. To visit Fort Louis and other attractions in Saint-Martin, use our Saint-Martin family vacation planner.
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  • You can't beat the view from the top. If nothing else stop here for that reason. A small little hike to the top, will get your heart going. There's a couple of canons at the top and a sign to read w t...  more »
  • From the top of Fort Louis you can get spectacular and breathtaking views of St. Maarten! It's a little bit of a steep walk up, but well worth it! It's amazing seeing this piece of history!  more »
  • Once you make the climb up the numerous stairs leading to Fort Louis, the view is spectacular and you get a little bit of history. You'll have a 360 degree view of St. Maarten which includes an overhe...  more »
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  • Loved it! The excursion to this historical center was a beautiful to get away from the sun for half a day!
  • A great experience. Very accessible, amazing views and a wonderful spot for photography lovers. A must go if you are in the island.
  • Interesting working fort with a lot of history, including the defense of the island and time as a zoo (there are still lots of iguanas around!)
  • amazing view of margiot beach. right with the flag. really pretty
  • Lovely island, great historical place to visit, spectacular view from Fort to the Marina.