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Ft. St. Louis

Fort-de-France, Martinique
+596 596 60 27 73
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Could be a better tourist attraction

The fort from the outside is impressive but the interior is not fully restored and furnished. It... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Saint Cloud, Florida
Looked neat outside

The fort looked pretty cool and imposing, but we only walked around the outside of it. There were... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
East Coast, US
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This French fort is best known for its architecture and its commanding views of the coast.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“naval base” (3 reviews)
“buy a ticket” (2 reviews)
“rue de la” (2 reviews)
Fort-de-France, Martinique
+596 596 60 27 73
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The fort from the outside is impressive but the interior is not fully restored and furnished. It could be more open and friendly. The view of the harbor is nice but so it is the same from the shore and the desks from the cruise...More

1  Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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...More

Thank SonLuvr
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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....More

Thank NickersonFamily
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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...More

Thank Halkidis
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...More

2  Thank Qoss
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...More

Thank waterandmore
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...More

Thank Karen R
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...More

1  Thank lrojeda
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...More

7  Thank Reslysten54
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...More

Thank bebsaurus_13
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