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Fort Louis

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Address: Marigot 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Easy to visit the old fort, even if not much is left to see.

I love history, and seldom pass up a chance to visit an old fort. This one has only stone walls and a few cannons, but you can look at the site and imagine the historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend going to see the mind blowing view that Fort Louis provides. Not too difficult to walk up neither.

Thank lefevre9
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history, and seldom pass up a chance to visit an old fort. This one has only stone walls and a few cannons, but you can look at the site and imagine the historical importance. It is conveniently located next to the port and outside shopping area, so take the time to walk up and have a look. You... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in history and like a panoramic view, this is a must stop. There are stairs most of the way as well as a rail. We parked on the street. For me, the view alone was worth the walk...bay, ships, airplanes, etc.

Thank CCH1223
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked down by the market and hiked up. What a great historical site. The view up top was spectacular. I would highly recommend going to the top.

Thank Todd R
SW Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk to and up to the fort - worth the walk. Views from the top are fantastic! Take some water and it is a bit of a hike but there are steps and a railing all the way up. A free must see and do.

Hampton, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent view of Marigot, local history, no locals trying to sell you something you don't need, if you are into Geocaching there are 2-3 there

Thank pat23661
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like old forts, rusty cannons and a panoramic view of Marigot and jet planes taking off in the distance, its worth the climb. Not handicap accessible.

Thank Billwtz
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 difficulty walking, this may not be the attraction for you.

Thank Chip L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of Marigot and Anguilla. Not too strenuous a hike, a nice breeze at the top. The kids loved the old cannon.

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