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“Great ruins”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great ruins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

A wonderful view and great ruins. Some signs needed repair but not as much as Ft. Amsterdam, on the Dutch side (also provided a beautiful view of Great Bay and Little Bay)

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Panoramic ocean view and Marigot bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Strolling around the market in Marigot we saw the flag up the hill and decided to climb up. The slope was rather steep, but after a short effort we enjoyed an unexpected nice view. ( no entrance fee) We saw the tourist buses stopping on the hillside in order to see some view on the way coming to Marigot, but the view from Fort Saint Louis was simply superb.
Although this fort is just a ruin with a few old cannons and 2 wooden benches, it is worth to climb up.

From Philipsburg we took a public bus to Marigot; US $2/p one way.
A public bus to Marigot stops on the road along the Salt Pond.

Visited February 2013
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Jumpin' all over the world
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“Great views, interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

We enjoyed the little hike up to Fort Saint Louis at the top of a hill (we needed something to help us work off all the croissants we'd been eating), and the view along the way and at the top can't be beat. The historical information provided on sign boards is interesting -- the French saved the beans in the great coffee clash of 1808 against the marauding British! There was some unfortunate litter scattered around, but other than that it was a nice place to visit.

Visited February 2013
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porto alegre
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“do not miss it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

from downtown Marigot you´ll see the first steps to go to the fort. It is not so difficult to get there but go slow. 5 minutes, maybe. Great viewsto take photos, and to visit the jail in which the French military put english pirates . You can view Anguilla very easily, but also Saba, that seems a volcano, far away in the sea

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Good to kill a few hours at most”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

The view is phenomenal. It is a nice hike up to the fort. There is not much to do besides enjoy the view, but it was worth it.

Visited January 2013
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