Fort St. Louis

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Fort St. Louis, Marigot, Saint Martin

Fort St. Louis Marigot Reviews

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The Fortress of Sunsets Feb 20, 2017
This small fort is actually the largest historical monument in St.Martin. It also has the best viewing vistas on the whole of the shared island. This includes the absolute best place to view sunsets. It would also be the most likely place to build a fort. It was erected in 1767 on the direct orders of King Louis XVI. This was obviously previous to the French Revolution and the loss of his head in 1793. In fact the Dutch seized the fort after the start of the Revolution in 1789 to head off any sort of anti-royalist elements from Guadeloupe getting subversive ideas.

It was originally built to to protect the settlement at Marigot and its done a very good job. Today Marigot is a beautiful village and bay. Not only do you get panoramic view of the island, you can also see the British island of Anguilla.

The fort is a steep climb.
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Cho says:
I love to see old forts and try to visit whenever I can. So far, have seen a number of them in several countries.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2017
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