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Fort Delgres

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My wife and I decided to check out Fort Delgres while we in port during a recent cruise. It is... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Surrey, Canada
A Free Trip Back in Time

This fort is an easy walk from the port in Basse-Terre. The views are remarkable and the site is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This fort is an easy walk from the port in Basse-Terre. The views are remarkable and the site is quite expansive. Signage helps you to understand what happened when and the timeline for its construction. Don't forget your camera.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trulynerissa
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the fort in basse Terre. I would not have expected such a beautiful and big fort hidden inn plain sight in the city. I have not seen many forts but this one is pretty big compared to what I have seen...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

A good walk from the cruise ship terminal, especially in the heat, but worth it in the end. Not much else to see on this island that can be self guided.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

My wife and I decided to check out Fort Delgres while we in port during a recent cruise. It is about a 30min leisurely walk (uphill) from the port. It is very walkable with little traffic. Head into town and turn right and follow the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MisterCheeky
Reviewed February 7, 2018

This site has been very well restored in recent times and is vast. It is signposted through narrow streets with good parking and once inside good sign boarding with enough in English to make the site understandable. The exhibition regarding the 1976 Soufriere volcanic eruption...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed May 30, 2017

This fort was really awesome! It was pretty big and we ended up getting there with only 45 minutes before they closed. We were able to see all of it but not quite as thoroughly as we would have liked. It's amazing that it's free...More

Date of experience: May 2017
5  Thank Ariel B
Reviewed May 10, 2017

It was rainy, but we have spent more than an hour there. Some reconstruction works are in progress, but it doesn't matter. Must see!

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Alexandra1212
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been to many forts in the US, Caribbean, and Europe. And we were pleasantly surprised with this one. It is very large and either well reconstructed or preserved. As others have said, signs are in French but, you are in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank Kristin D
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Fort Delgrès is well worth the visit: firstly it is free, but more importantly it has an interesting history and amazing views on 360 degrees to delight any photographer. It was originally built to fend off those pesky British, who took it over at one...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank Dilbertfan
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

This Fort is a part of the slavery history. It's free to go inside and the path you are suppose to fallow show some historical buildings but every sign is in French. But well inside you will get a beautiful view!

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Cecilie D
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