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Citadelle de Port-Louis

avenue du fort de l'aigle, Port-Louis, France
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Port-Louis
Type: Historic Sites
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 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.

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Guemene-sur-Scorff, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

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Darien, Connecticut
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251 reviews 251 reviews
63 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

The fort is imposing, but the real treasure is inside: the trio of museums, especially the one on the East India trade. Great artifacts w minimal English translations.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

First came across the Citadel when it was closed.... Had to go back! The size and unique design is incredible.... They need to offer flights over it to get a better impression. Good value for money too as you get 3 museums inside as well - sea rescue, treasures of the ocean, and the history of sea trade with the... More

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Carhaix-Plouguer, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

An old fortified town, surrounded by boats (that suits us). Found the harbou rmasters office very helpful and loved the feel of the place. Didn't think there was a great choice of eating out within the old town but then we weren't looking. Just thought it was a very charming place and the locals that we came across seemed friendly.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

A great sopt very charismatic and containing 3 excellent museums, the East India museum, rescue museum and marine archeology. A great afternoon out is a very interesting spot. Quirky little town well worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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269 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The citadel itself is moderately interesting and worth 3 stars. The museum is worth 5 stars for its graphic portrayal of the history of commerce. Even for those who do not read French, it is easy to understand the cross shipment of numerous products, passengers and slaves that made up commerce in the age of sail. We took 2 hours... More

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