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Address: Port Louis, Mauritius
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Birds-eye view of Port Louis

The fort itself is fairly functional but once you are up on the ramparts there is a great 360 degree view of the city of Port Louis - both old and modern, coast and mountain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort itself is fairly functional but once you are up on the ramparts there is a great 360 degree view of the city of Port Louis - both old and modern, coast and mountain. Great for a few photos but I wouldn't plan on spending very long here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very hot. But once you can take a visit. View of whole City from the Fort. Used as a prison earlier but now as a tourist attraction.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caretaker was closing up as we got there as public holiday. Explained it was our last day and on the way to airport so we had a quick walk around in the pouring rain. Great city and mountain views. Awesome cannons all round. Caretaker gave us a bit of a history and quick tour to add aome weight to the... More 

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Jaipur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This fort is built in 1812 AD ..It has very nice view of port louis. Pictureseque place ...good 1 time visit ...give around 1 hr to this place

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Chippenham
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Perched high above Port Louis itself, this old British fort is a great place for views, although there's not really much to see in the fort itself. But for views of Thumb Mountain, the racecourse and Port Louis itself it's well worth the short detour.

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Thank Chris M
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

By itself the citadel is not large or interesting but for a few cannons. Location is the only point of interest as it overlooks the harbour.

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Thank sandeepsangeeta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is one the most overrated places in mauritius. If you are visiting mauritius for relaxing, having fun along side beaches, scenic views of sea then then don't waste your time driving though the port louis city and reaching this place. If you are keen on seeing port louis view (which I dont understand, why would any one want that),... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The tour to this place was planned as part of our local tour and we all enjoyed the place for beautiful scenic view and took few photographs from to of the city.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

located on top of a mountain. The view from the fort is fantastic and good to take photos.it is a vantage point.

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Thank sunseb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a small fort, located on a hill in Port Louis. There's nothing much to see as it is a big parade ground with some old cannons at one end. There is no entry fee though. One can climb to the top of the fort and some great views of the city greet you. The blue of the ocean... More 

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