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Ft. St. Louis

Fort-de-France, Martinique
+596 596 60 27 73
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Fort de France - Martinique - Fort St Louis - Didn't Fancy Inside

When we arrived in Fort de France Fort St Louis is one of the first things you see, when docking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SteveJacksonnufc
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Gateshead, England
Bad Experience - No Bathrooms Poor Signage

I rarely give a one star review but my experience was just that. As we left our cruise ship we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rgwmil
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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This French fort is best known for its architecture and its commanding views of the coast.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“naval base” (4 reviews)
“guided tour” (4 reviews)
“buy a ticket” (2 reviews)
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Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we arrived in Fort de France Fort St Louis is one of the first things you see, when docking etc. It's a large earth mound really extending into the sea on a peninsula and over the years has offered the town and island some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely give a one star review but my experience was just that. As we left our cruise ship we walked 10 minutes directly over to Fort assuming that there would be a place to buy tickets. There were other tourists waiting so we figured...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely and still looks good great views. From there we had a leisurely walk around the town and visited lots of shops restaurants. But the buildings in town were really good. The Hotel De Ville especially. There was an exhibition of masks and costumes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Martinique was a favorite stop on our recent Holland America cruise. We chose to walk around town and shop at the vendor stands near the dock. This was not a "cookie-cutter" cruise port. What I enjoyed most during our time ashore was our guided tour...More

1  Thank FinGin79
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have to book tickets and timed tour from the tourist office 10 minutes from the Fort. The guide was exceptional with his knowledge. Working fort so it is tight security hence why you are not allowed to go on your won. Better signage at the...More

1  Thank Debut6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort is incredibly well preserved and is still an active naval installation. It's only a short distance from the cruise port...perhaps a five minute walk. Lots of history here and worth a look!

1  Thank MNM1011
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This old fort sits close to the cruise ship dock. It's within easy walking distance. It's still an active naval base, so parts of it are off limits. Originally started around 1638, the fort has been distroyed and re-built several times. It's worth the time...More

1  Thank Oldguitarmike
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

the fort is a short walking distance from the port.$10 entance fee with guided tour.Tour guide enhlish was good enough.Lots of history.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Made a special walk from the cruise ship to the fort - arrived at 2:00pm - paper sign on the door says hours open in the morning then 2pm to 4pm. So we figure "ok our watches are off a little" - so we sat...More

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Book a tour in the tourist kiosk nearby (otherwise it is barred). Cost 8euro pp. We had a group of 26 in our English-language group. Tour was over an hour long. The guide, Maurice, was very knowledgeable and extremely funny but there was a lot...More

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nyksla
10 December 2017|
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Response from Davistravels | Reviewed this property |
The short road is gravel and dirt but should be accessible. If you have someone to guide you it should not be a problem
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