Fort Louis, Marigot

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. For Fort Louis and beyond, use our Saint-Martin tour itinerary tool to get the most from your Saint-Martin vacation.
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  • September 12, 2017
    Very soon climb looks far to strong enough, up the hill from the parking lot of the town of Marigot. Views from the Caribbean, passing ships to climb and sinking (? ) Also can be seen. If you have time to climb;
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  • September 3, 2017
    Great place to visit and fantastic vue to the Marigot port. Understand why the French defended tenaceously the fort and defeated the British. It controls everything around  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    Getting a bit of history was a great idea. This fort takes you back in time to educate the whole family about the previous discoveries and their heroes. I did enjoy the scenery and the facts.  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    Loved it! The excursion to this historical center was a beautiful to get away from the sun for half a day!
  • April 13, 2017
    A great experience. Very accessible, amazing views and a wonderful spot for photography lovers. A must go if you are in the island.
  • June 17, 2017
    Its a little climb to get to the top but the views are well worth it.
  • April 4, 2017
    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!)
  • April 4, 2017
    amazing view of margiot beach. right with the flag. really pretty

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