Fort Fleur d'épée - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Fort Fleur d'épée
Fort Fleur d'Épée is located in the hills of Bas-du-Fort, in the municipality of Le Gosier which was listed on the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments. It was built from 1750 to 1763 to a polygonal plan by Vauban in the heights above the town of Gosier. It is composed of underground passages leading to small rooms. The powder magazine and the kitchen with its oven are still clearly visible. The vast corridors occasionally host various art exhibitions throughout the year.
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Aquarium of Guadeloupe
1.09km from Fort Fleur d'épée
The Guadeloupe aquarium is a public aquarium, located at the Bas du Fort marina in Gosier, in the south of Grande-Terre, an island in Guadeloupe and it is also the most visited museum on the island which was opened in 1985. It has nearly 80 species of fish and 50 species of corals are presented to the public so that they can discover the richness of the seabed of the Caribbean Sea.
1.47km from Fort Fleur d'épée
The zoo Guadeloupe, also known locally as the name Mamelles Park, is a zoo French on the island of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, in the municipality of Bouillante. It occupies a site of 4 hectares, on which it presents approximately 450 animals of 64 species. It is located on the Route de la Traversée, near Les Mamelles, two mountains of the Guadeloupe National Park, from which it takes its name.
Plage de la Datcha
2.35km from Fort Fleur d'épée
La Datcha beach is a fine sand municipal beach located in the heart of the village of Gosier, in Guadeloupe. It faces the islet of Gosier and is very busy even during the week and famous for its night lighting until 11 pm. You can spend some beautiful time here and It is the ideal place for diving and observing the seabed or for kayaking or snorkeling.
2.73km from Fort Fleur d'épée
The ACTe Memorial is a memorial located in the harbor of Pointe-à-Pitre , in Guadeloupe , on the site of the former Darboussier sugar factory. This Memorial is intended to be a place dedicated to the collective memory of slavery and the slave trade open to the contemporary world. The ACTe Memorial describes itself as the most ambitious place of memory ever dedicated to slavery.
Îlet du Gosier
3.07km from Fort Fleur d'épée
The islet of Gosier is an islet one kilometer long and located a few hundred meters off the town of the same name, Gosier in Guadeloupe. it has been under the protection of the Coastal Conservatory to ensure its preservation. This islet is uninhabited but stands out for the presence of the Gosier lighthouse located at the southern tip. This uninhabited islet offers an incredible view of the Datcha beach and Basse-Terre island.
Musée St-John Perse
3.22km from Fort Fleur d'épée
The Saint-John-Perse Museum is a municipal museum located in the historic district of Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. It houses a permanent exhibition on Creole costumes and on the poet and diplomat Saint-John Perse who won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960. The building has been partially classified as a historical monument. It is also one of the prime attractions in this area.
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Guadeloupe is also known as the Butterfly Island, on account of the shape of two of its major islands, and is a overseas region of France in the Caribbean.