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Address: Fort-de-France, Martinique
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This French fort is best known for its architecture and its commanding...

This French fort is best known for its architecture and its commanding views of the coast.

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Buy a ticket first!

Our 2nd time in Martinique and first time we thought that it's closed(because it's still active Naval Base). However you can get in, if you buy ticket first(10€/person), although... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Halkidis
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Naantali, Finland
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East Coast, US
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort looked pretty cool and imposing, but we only walked around the outside of it. There were some really neat old stone ruins nearby as well, that were fun to walk around and made for great photo ops. We were in town on a Sunday so nothing much was open.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Fort De France on Martinique before. Up until 2-3 years ago, the fort was not open for tours. Or that was what we understood. Our visits have been part of a cruise and the cruise line didn't offer it as an excursion. In fact, this year, the ship's "Location Expert" told us that the fort does not... More 

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Thank NickersonFamily
Naantali, Finland
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1,052 reviews
546 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 2nd time in Martinique and first time we thought that it's closed(because it's still active Naval Base). However you can get in, if you buy ticket first(10€/person), although some parts of the Fort are still closed. This impressive Fort from 17th Century is definitely worth of visit and easy to go, because it's short - scenic - walk from... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Thanks, TA members, for the advice to plan ahead. My husband and I arrived on a Saturday via ferry from Pointe de Bout at about 9:45 and headed striaght to the tourism kiosk at the southwest corner of La Savane park to book a tour in English starting at 11:00. Plenty of time to grab breakfast, use the ATM and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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518 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We sailed into Fort de France and were greeted by vessels of the French Navy along the shore. The fort occupies a prominent position and can be visited except for portions being used by the navy. It is interesting to see the French flag flying amidst the palm trees.

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Clackamas, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Be sure to stop by for tickets at the booth located at the Savane on the corner of Rue de la Liberte and Boulevard Alfassa. The cost is $10.00 per person, but well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. He led us through the fort regaling us with anecdotes relating to the different areas, and also pointed... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A colonial fort in the Caribbean is always worth visiting, it's almost always a trip in time. This one however, requires a bit of ingenuity just to get in. Ft. St. Louis is STILL an active French naval base, however you CAN get in if you buy tickets at the tourist office in La Savane. Tours depend on almost everything... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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484 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Contrary to several previous reviews, my personal experience is that you can gain entry to this historically important landmark. But you need to buy a ticket from the tourist office located in the southwest corner of the nearby park, La Savane. It is a small kiosk near the intersection of rue de la Liberte and boulevard Alfassa. Behind dark probably... More 

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Paris, France
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187 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The fort juts out into the sea and looks amazing from far away with its fortifications and greenery, unfortunately that's all you'll get. The fort is an active military base and closed to the public. The view from the ferry to the anse à l'âne and the anse mitan is pretty cool too.

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Layton, Utah
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Don't try to get in as it is still an active French Military Base. You can walk around it and the views of Martinique are good from this part of the island but you'll be okay to just see what you can see from across the bay. We really didn't enjoy trying to talk with the locals around here because... More 

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