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Ft. St. Louis

Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Description: This French fort is best known for its architecture and its commanding views of the coast.
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Athens, Greece
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334 reviews 334 reviews
158 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

From outside is a very impressive structure. The light for pictures is better around 5 pm. No access to the interior as it is occupied by the navy.

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Naantali, Finland
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252 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This old fortress reminds me of France itself. You can see these kind of walls and fortresses all over France. Unfortunately we couldn't get in, but it looked nice from seaside and then when we walked around it. This is first thing you see if you are coming to Fort-de-France by ship.

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Fort de France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Fort St Louis is a rather classical Vauban-style 17th century fort, 8000 kilometres from mainland France. As it is still occupied by the French armed forces, the only opportunity to visit is during the "Journées du Patrimoine" in September. On the other hand the active status of the installation also adds some amusing elements to the visit: 17th century... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This fort has been reasonably preserved and sits on the north west corner of Fort de France Bay and is only a short walk from where the buses and beach ferries depart.

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