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  • Address: St Maarten
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Fort St. Louis is St Maarten’s foremost historical attraction. The installation stands guard on a steep hill overlooking Marigot, the “capital” of French Saint Martin, looking over its wide bay. It was built in 1767 on the orders of France’s last pre-revolutionary king, Louis XVI.

The tricolor of republican France might wave over the fort these days but you can still see the formidable walls and cannons which protected the colonial settlement from other European powers as well as pirates. There is historical information posted around the site, but you will probably find your eyes keep wandering to the outstanding view, sweeping over the coastline and the Fort-Louis Marina and then out to sea, all the way to neighboring Anguilla.

Practical Info

Fort St. Louis is in the west coast town of Marigot, the largest settlement in the French part of the island.

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St Maarten Sightseeing Tour by Bike, Philipsburg, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

St Maarten Sightseeing Tour by Bike

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Explore both the Dutch and French sides of St Maarten on this 4-hour bike tour! You’ll pass through the town of Philipsburg and over “the hill” enjoying ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour, Philipsburg, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

Take to the water on a comprehensive speedboat tour of St Maarten, with several snorkeling stops included in your 6-hour excursion. Snorkel at Creole Rock, ...  Read more

Location: Philipsburg, St Maarten
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.99
St Maarten Private Sightseeing and Snorkeling Cruise, St Maarten, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

St Maarten Private Sightseeing and Snorkeling Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Enjoy snorkeling on the island of St Maarten free of the restrictions of a scheduled cruise and away from the large groups of tourists. On this private custom ...  Read more

Location: Simpson Bay, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00

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