Fort Louis

Photo Credit: © Richie Diesterheft CC BY

Once a major component of Marigot's defense, Fort Louis stands over the city offering fantastic views of both Marigot and the island of nearby Anguilla. Visitors will be able to take in the views, and learn about this mighty garrison that has been standing guard for over two-hundred years.


Partially in ruins, the fort still gives tourists an idea of what it took to protect the surrounding area. Many find it is pleasurable to hike up the hill to the fort, tour the property, and take a moment to gaze out over the surrounding area, which includes a panoramic view of nearby Anguilla in the distance.

Staying Close

Downtown Marigot is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Louis, since travelers to this region of St. Martin will be pleased to have easy site access during their time there. Though this location isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a fair selection of lodgings to pick from.

Hotels near Fort Louis
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Centr' Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0 km) SSE
Golfe Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0 km) SSE
Hotel de la Vallee Cachee Hotel 0.1 mi. (0 km) SSE
Hotel La Residence Hotel 0.1 mi. (0 km) SSE
Le Cigalon Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0 km) SSE
Marina Royale Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0 km) SSE
Rosely's Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0 km) SSE

Location and What's Nearby

There are multitudes of eateries to choose from in the community nearby this historical site. Plongeoir, which serves Asian dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. The dining establishment is a small distance off, but far-removed enough that you might want to aim for using some type of transport to get there. Ali Baba and Bali Bar are some of the other restaurant choices nearby. At Bali Bar you should be sure to eat some International cuisine and experience the St. Martin culture.


Operating Hours

You can visit Fort Louis during daylight hours any day of the year.


There is no charge to tour Fort Louis.

Contact Information

Location: Rue de Fort Louis, downtown Marigot, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten


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