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Guadeloupe Story at Fort Louis Delgrès

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Fort Louis Delgrès—Guadeloupe’s historical Mecca—towers over Basse-Terre, the island’s oldest city (founded in 1643). Formerly Fort Royal, Fort Richepance, and Fort Saint-Charles, the fortification was declared a National Historic monument in 1977. Take a self-guided tour of the Fort and museum, or show up on a Friday when the tour guides are imparting their vast wisdom. Alternatively, get a history lesson while exploring the city’s streets and alleys on one of the guided tours offered by Basse-Terre’s heritage society.

 

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