Fort Louis

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Named in honor of King Louis XVI, Fort Louis was erected on a hill besides 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. You can visit this imposing structure by embarking on a steep hike. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the unrivaled vistas of the island, Caribbean Sea and nearby areas. The signposts around the fort give information about its history and the events around it.

Location:  Rue du Fort St Louis