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“Atop the world, or a piece of it.....”
Review of Fort Louis

Fort Louis
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St Maarten Sightseeing Tour by Bike
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Marigot
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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Atop the world, or a piece of it.....”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Tough walk up when it's humid! But the reward of aspectacular view was worth it. My son loved it too, mostly the cannons that were still there. Also any story of history, soldiers and pirates keeps his attention.

Visited April 2012
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Baltimore
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Poorly maintained”
Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

The views from the fort acros the surrounding areas was amazing but the grounds were full of litter. It is a shame that it hasn't been better taken care of. The little signposts giving information were interesting. So much potential here.

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Highland Village, Texas
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“One proud moment for the French?”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is worth the stop if you happen to be driving by but mostly just for the over looking views of Marigot Bay and not necessarily the fort. The French seem to be proud the won a battle there but really the ruins barely resemble an old fort. Do not expect a fort like on St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, or even St. Croix.

Visited May 2012
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Salem MA
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Stunning Views With Refreshing Breezes”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

While it looks like quite a walk up to Fort Louis, it's really not that bad. A bit steep, but it is so worth the trip. The views up on this 17th century fort and the refreshing breezes makes this a must visit for me while visiting Marigot. There are plaques explaining its history as well, so it will be educational.

Visited April 2012
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Vista, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great view at sunset”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Drove to Marigot on a Monday. Decent signs directed us to the Fort. Sometimes hard to interpret the island signs for "no parking" or "oneway". Little interesting to navigate up to the fort parking. Another family was visiting and there were three women at the top (hanging out?). Easy climb to the top and mazing views. Great photo opportunities. Teenagers and little ones enjoyed it. Kids imaginations run wild. Not too impressed with Marigot, but this was a nice place to stop before dinner. My tip: stop here before dinner and enjoy the sunset!

Visited April 2012
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