Fort Napoléon

Highly recommended
Built in the mid-19C for defensive purposes, the fort wound up as a jail for political prisoners in the Second World War. It dominates the north of the town, and draws tourists who come to stroll in its botanical garden (with circuit walk), visit the museum of arts and popular traditions (in the old barracks) and enjoy the beautiful view of the island, a more than adequate reward for the challenging climb required.

Useful information

Phone:

+33 6 90 61 01 51

Price:

4.50 €

Opening hours

[daily except Bank Hols 9am-12.30pm, last admission noon.]

Nearby tourist attractions

Terre-de-Haut
Terre-de-Haut
Part of the Les Saintes archipelago,
240 minutes
Pompierre Beach
Pompierre Beach
On the northeast side of Terre-Haute,
30 minutes
Pain de Sucre
Pain de Sucre
West of Terre-de-Haut stands Pain de
60 minutes
Le Chameau
Le Chameau
To enjoy a truly exceptional panoramic
120 minutes
Les Saintes
Les Saintes
Splendid beaches, unspoilt nature and of
240 minutes
Pointe du Gouvernail
Pointe du Gouvernail
Around Terre-de-Bas are some renowned
15 minutes
See all