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Citadelle de Port-Louis

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Address: avenue du fort de l'aigle, Port-Louis, France
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Lovely Setting

Visiting here on a sunny day does make a big difference. The Citadel is through the town next to the beach, parking is easy and free. The staff are friendly but don't speak much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting here on a sunny day does make a big difference. The Citadel is through the town next to the beach, parking is easy and free. The staff are friendly but don't speak much English. There is an English guide to the citadel and the history. The layout is similar to ones in the UK (Fort George, Tilbury Fort, Fort... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We spent a day walking around Port-Louis and the Citadelle. The town is quaint and when we visited at the start of September, quiet. The Citadelle audio tour is interesting, in particular hearing the history of, and seeing the exhibits of the East India Company.

Thank David L
Dudley, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

very sad that there is a charge to even enter the citadel it is worth walking along the free ramparts

Thank family147
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We get there mainly foer the "citadelle" and we discovered a fantastic museum. It is very well describing the conditions of the life on the ships between Europe and India. It si showing fantastic finds from China and Japan. There is a beautifull "samurai armour" original (same as the one on the "Last Samurai" movie" It is letting you understand... More 

Thank Fulvio M
Miami, Florida
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Port Louis fortress was built in the XVII century to protect the port of Lorient which was founded to host the French ambitions towards the Far East, mainly India and China. This was enough for the French government to allocate a significant collection of colonial artifacts, including paintings, ship models, clothing, tapestries, porcelain, etc... to the port Louis museum.... More 

Thank FrenchGuyinMadrid
Gosport, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have visited the Citadelle and it's museums before and were happy to take family members with us on this occasion. The first thing we discovered was that instead of wandering round the two museums and interpreting the information for ourselves, Audio Guides are now provided, with different language choices. This meant we could hear everything described while inspecting the... More 

Thank Flantheman2334
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a background to this review, I should say that I stayed in an apartment in Port Louis for a fortnight and fell in love with the town. It seems to have the best of both worlds in that it is quiet, tranquil and decidedly Breton but has enough charm and interest to attract a few visitors and has, therefore,... More 

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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The site itself, perched on a cliff overlooking the entrance to Lorient harbor, is magnificent. The museums (Rescue at Sea, Indies Trade, etc) are just the right size, informative without being too detailed or too large.

1 Thank marydave_ks
Guemene-sur-Scorff, France
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A walk around the town is good enough, but coupled with the beach, the citadel, the museums in the citadel and the wonderful resistance memorial, this place is a must to go and see! 45 minutes from Au coin de bertrand

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Learning about the history of the East India Company and the French Sea Rescue Service in the historic Fort, with views across to L'Orient.

1 Thank Edward44

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