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28 Sep 2018
“Across from the Fort Saint-Jean”
4 Feb 2018
“No access ”
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Both these fortifications were built in the 1660's by King Louix XIV. During the 1790's it was attacked and badly damaged by the local citizenry. It was restored (sort of) in 1834 as Napoleon III saw the need for defensive measures. Restoration replaced the rosy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

As others have reported the gates were locked to enter. I looked online and the website said that you can only visit if you organize it through the office of tourism.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Tried 4 days to get in but it seems closed? - Wish they would put a sign at the bottom of the hill! If it was open would be a great view over the harbour

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The aray of historic architecture is truly inspiring. A great place to let loose with the camera as there are countless interesting shots to be taken.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank festus a
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We thought this was a good starting point to exploring the harbour as it gave good views over it and set some important historical context. It was worth it to us, and good for parking, if you enjoy a walk.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Looks like its been shut for years. The brown tourist sign at the bottom still indicates pedestrian access, but at the top of the steep hill the iron gates are shut.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank steak84
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Excellent example of a traditional Star fort. Get there early and park at the mariner and take the short walk up.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Another interesting piece of history. All the forts are worth having a look if you have the time. Easy to get to by foot or use the efficient public transport.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Lorna M
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Constructed in 17th century upon an order of French King Louis 14 , this fortress was built at the entrance of old port , having a form of a star , to protect the city from revolutionists St Nicholas is located on one extremity of...More

Date of experience: December 2013
6  Thank Dr W G
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Free as when I went it was all closed - seemed not available to the public ??
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