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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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  • A look of strong Scottish, a nice view of Marigot, easy of access... a tour off the beaten track and totally free!
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  • It is recommended must climb Hill a fortress was built on a hill overlooking the city of France's St. Martin's neck and Marigot, the panoramic view of the Marigot looks so. Even better views of the Caribbean and the island of Anguilla, climb, won't be disappointed. The sight of white yachts coming into the port of Nice.
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  • There is an amazing view of the island from atop of the fort. We were able to see Anguilla in addition to the beauty that was Marigot. There are a few cannons that remain around the fort  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.
  • Its a little climb to get to the top but the views are well worth it.
  • 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

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