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National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

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History as always been my best subject, by experiencing 1st hand I was transported back to the 18th century with the help of very knowledgeable guide Maurice Etienne who directs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2014
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

History as always been my best subject, by experiencing 1st hand I was transported back to the 18th century with the help of very knowledgeable guide Maurice Etienne who directs the Centre Culturel Lakou Lakay witch is where we had a great lunch food and presentation was awesome. I have to admit I learned some clues into King Henry Christophe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The ruined Sans Souci apparently rivaled Versailles before it was destroyed by an earthquake. I'm not sure about that, but I enjoyed our guided tour. Lots of nature at the site too, including many hummingbirds. It's great this is included in the ticket price for the world-class attraction of the Citadel.

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Citadel built shortly after Haiti's Independence is an amazing site and place to visit. It is definitely worth the trip if you are anywhere near Cap Haitien. You must remember that you are in Haiti so at every turn, you will be asked or begged for money or to buy something you probably don't want or need. BE PREPARED,... More 

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Léogâne, Ouest, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Haiti isn't a place for tourists, but if you are here and have transportation and can handle a lack of facilities, this is a must. One of the most amazing sights in my life, and I'm a heavy traveler. If you go by yourself (not with a tour group or mission trip that has everything already arranged) be prepared to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

All the comments are correct here about the wonderful views and great experience. A couple pieces of advice: You don't HAVE to take a horse or walk to the top. There is a paved road that is fully accessible to any 4WD vehicle (and probably any car in good condition). The tourist office will tell you it is impossible to... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

I have already written a long review of the Citadel -- with info about to Cap Hatien. To see it, go to "Things to do" in Cap Hatien, and click on the "Citadelle" option. There you will find my review and many others. Here I will only write about the amazing Palace of Sans Souci. Though it is certainly not... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

This was a very good experience. Getting there is a little hectic but it's worth it. I never thought such sites even existed in the Caribbean. A must see.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

I have been to La Citadelle on two occasions. Once in 1997 and again in 2007. Both trips were amazing and a reminder of the beauty of Haiti. It is a long walk from the town of Milot at the base of the hill up to the top of the mountain, and you need to be fit to do it.... More 

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