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Address: Marigot 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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I enjoy visiting old forts

This small fort, so strategically located over Marigot must have made it quite imposing in its day. Steep hill, cannot imagine how difficult to build. I have attached pictures of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small fort, so strategically located over Marigot must have made it quite imposing in its day. Steep hill, cannot imagine how difficult to build. I have attached pictures of history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view of the whole city. Highly recommend. There are a bunch of restaurants around so if you get hungry you have lots of options.

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Georgetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical site!! Wonderful place to visit as a tourist and the view of Marigot Bay is spectacular from the top of the Fort!! Was a pleasurable visit!! A good form of exercise as well!!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Views from Fort Louis. A fairly easy hike leads you to the old fort. Plenty of cannons still exist and the views are stunning.

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colonial period French fort overlooking Marigot Bay. Outstanding 360 degree view. Well maintained. Be prepared to climb many steps but it is well worth it.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get out your hiking shoes because it's 124 steps up. Is it worth it? Yes. The vista is amazing and there is something special about standing where a flag flies free.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend going to see the mind blowing view that Fort Louis provides. Not too difficult to walk up neither.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I love history, and seldom pass up a chance to visit an old fort. This one has only stone walls and a few cannons, but you can look at the site and imagine the historical importance. It is conveniently located next to the port and outside shopping area, so take the time to walk up and have a look. You... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

If you are interested in history and like a panoramic view, this is a must stop. There are stairs most of the way as well as a rail. We parked on the street. For me, the view alone was worth the walk...bay, ships, airplanes, etc.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We parked down by the market and hiked up. What a great historical site. The view up top was spectacular. I would highly recommend going to the top.

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