Fort Louis

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Named in honor of King Louis XVI, Fort Louis was erected on a hill beside the Marigot Bay to protect the warehouses in the harbor that stocked invaluable coffee, rum, salt,, and sugar-cane. This 18th-century structure is one of the major landmarks in the city. Over the years it has been deserted and fell into ruins. However, it is being slowly restored with the help of a Guadeloupian military unit and the Hope Estate Archaeological Association. Its massive summit allows its visitors to enjoy the unrivaled vistas of the island, the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the nearby scenery. The signposts around the fort offer insightful information about its history and the events surrounding it.

Location:  Rue du Fort St Louis