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Fort Napoleon, Iles des Saintes

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#3 of 21 in Historic Sites in Guadeloupe
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Explore Fort Napoleon, today a museum dedicated to displaying the rich cultural heritage of Les Saints. The fort, restored in the 1980s, now exhibits graphics and important information on events like the Battle of Saintes in 1782. Admire the collection of modern art depicting the Saintois lifestyle as you walk along the reinforced brick walls. Immerse yourself in the fort's botanical garden and find exotic plants and sun baking iguanas. Head to the rooftop for wonderful views of the adjacent coast line and surrounding landscape. By using our Iles des Saintes trip itinerary app, you can arrange your visit to Fort Napoleon and other attractions in Iles des Saintes.
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  • As with many minor museums, there just isn't too much to show, and there isn't too much money to shape it up so it's well-presented. Anyhow, it's well worth a trek up to the fort for the view. I...  more »
  • Although most of the island is French-speaking, our guide was able to translate a lot of the French for us. We had a wonderful time walking around the Fort and learning about the islands of...  more »
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  • Well preserved, but fairly small historical site. Spectacular views of the Islands. The uphill walk is quite straining. Open until 12:30 when we were there on a Sunday in June.
  • One of the only historical site of the Saintes. Nice 20 mins walk (could be done with electric cars) from the city center. A lot of topics are shared in the museum: slavery, war with Britain, daily life of inhabitants...
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