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“The view is incredible.”
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“The view is incredible.”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

The view of the French side and Anguilla is wonderful. There are 175 steps from the bottom of the hill to the top, once you get to the top the view worth every step.

Visited August 2014
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Triangle, NC
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“Stunning views and some good history”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fort Saint-Louis is easy to see from almost anywhere in Marigot, but can be surprisingly hard to access from the main roads in the town. Once you have found a place to park, you have to walk up the hill and some stairs in order to access the fort grounds. It isn't a long climb and worth the effort.

Once in the fort, there is some signage in English and French, that explains the history of the fort, and gives you a greater appreciation for the strategic nature of the location.

Visit if you like history, can stand a moderately steep but relatively short climb and want a spectacular view of the area. It is great thing to do early in the morning and then grab some lunch and do some shopping in town.

Visited September 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Good view of the port, that's it.”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Easy access, free parking. Some stairs to get the fort at the top. Some cannons there and very good view of the Marigot port, that's it. I won't spend time if I don't have much.

Visited July 2014
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Winnipeg
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“Terrific Views!”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Fort St Louis is a great stop if you're in Marigot. It's a bit of a hike to get up to the fort, but the views make it well worth the visit. Be sure to consult a map before visiting, it's somewhat difficult to find.

Visited July 2014
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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“Awesome view”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

If you have a map, it's not that hard to find where to park for the fort. Like others have said, there are plenty of steps but if you are aware of that before hand, you know what you're getting yourself into. Once you get to the top, the view of Marigot and beyond is AMAZING! It's sad though that there is so much trash and the ruins aren't maintained very well.. Still worth a visit in my opinion though.

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