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Address: Fort-de-France, Martinique
Activities: Walking
Description: This French fort is best known for its architecture and its commanding...
This French fort is best known for its architecture and its commanding views of the coast.
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is not open to the public

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2013
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Athens, Greece
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Baton Rouge, La.
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a cool looking fort built from volcanic rock & truly used to defend Martinique in centuries past. Impressive more from the outside than in. You can purchase tour tickets at the tourist info booth right beside the park then meet a group with a tour guide. The guide does a good job of telling you the history of... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Ft. St. Louis is a must see. There are guided tours well worth the time and money (you cannot visit it on your own). The views from the top are great. Cruise ships can be seen as well as the city. Still some basic military activity on-going. Well preserved with some old pieces (canyons and pictures) in exhibition.

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Les Trois-Îlets, null, Martinique
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Since 10th of july 2014, it is possible to discover this fortress during guided tours suggested by the Tourist Office. The objective is, during 1h15, discover from inside the site and his history. It's possible to realize the visits from the tourist information point, according to following hours: 9.AM - 10.AM - 11.AM - 12.AM - 2.PM - 3.PM -... More 

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Athens, Greece
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333 reviews 333 reviews
158 attraction reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
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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629 reviews 629 reviews
339 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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