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“Fort Saint-Louis hike”
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fort Saint-Louis hike”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Alot easier walk than it appears down below from town. View is worth every step! Highly recommended tho that you do it in the morning because the sun and heat can be quite strong. Theres no shade on the walk up and its very limited at the top.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice view of Marigot”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was a nice diversion but after the climb up all of the stairs, it was pretty hot at the top of the fort (we both left our water in the car). the view of the bays on both side of the fort was pretty nice though.

It's worth visiting if you're looking to do something other than beaches. Bring your camera (and water).

Visited March 2013
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Midwest USA
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“Nice Short Hike and View for Free”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Unlike another island I have been to, this fort is free to visit. It would not be fair to charge for this considering it is only some stone walls and rusted cannons. But for free and a 15ish minute walk from the heart of Marigot you cannot really go wrong. The walk up was a lot of stairs but not even strenuous if you are young and in good shape. There are a few interesting informational signs about the origins of the fort, defending against the British, etc. The views from the very top are great of the surrounding area and worth it alone. Many people were up and around so completely safe while we were there. Seems silly to miss considering it takes only a little time and no money.

Visited February 2013
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Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
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“Great ruins”
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”
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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