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Fort Louis, Marigot

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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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  • This is a free tour and will only take about 45 minutes. The view from the top of the fort is amazing and allows you to see a large part of the island. The stairs are a bit steep so if you have diffic...  more »
  • a short walk up the hill to a Beautiful view and interesting history. There are cannons still aimed at the harbor. The breeze atop the hill is a refreshing relief from the sun.  more »
  • Great views of Marigot and Anguilla. Not too strenuous a hike, a nice breeze at the top. The kids loved the old cannon.  more »
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  • amazing view of margiot beach. right with the flag. really pretty
  • 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 views at the top. If you're driving, be sure to drive all the way up to find parking. Great spot to view the sunrise and sunset. Fort has a lot of history and some replica cannons are there as well.
  • Most excellent slice of history and fantastic view of Marigot. Nice little hike and a great place to hangout and watch the sunset on clear nights. Beautiful.
  • Nice historical place to visit when on the French side of Sint Maarten / Saint Martin. Visit when the sky is clear and right before sunset. At that time the view is great (and enough space to park your car close to the stairs.)