Citadelle de Port-Louis

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Citadelle de Port-Louis
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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Carole B
Greater London, UK12 contributions
Great for a family visit
Feb 2020
We made an unplanned visit to the Citadel today, as we were in Port Louis in the wind and rain.What a great find, an amazing architectural structure, renovated to an exceptional standard, but still retaining the atmosphere of a historic military base. The audio guide was available in English and very informative. The three museums were great added value, the main information boards also had English translations. The Life Boat exhibition was particularly interesting for any seafarers. Lots of interesting dark, damp creepy corners for youngsters to explore. Brilliant value at €8 per adult.
Written 23 February 2020
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Jeremy Y
Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe95 contributions
A really nice visit
Oct 2019 • Couples
The citadel in Port-Louis is a really nice place to visit, the fortifications are mostly in good repairs overlooking the sea with a nice panoramic view. It also host 3 fine museums
The lifeguard museum
The naval archeology museum
The East India company museum

All three are really nice, very well done and very informative especially the third one.
A nice place to visit for an afternoon
Written 22 October 2019
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Gnome-of-Zurich
Dublin, Ireland62 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2019
The building itself is magnificent, and the museum dedicated to the Companie des Indes Orientales is very interesting, with lots of very well presented artefacts and lots of explanations.
Written 26 August 2019
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Steve Lewis
Washington DC, DC945 contributions
Fantastic spot to visit
Aug 2019 • Couples
The place is very well maintained and seem unchanged despite the years. You can visit exhibitions and most importantly walk on the defense walls overlooking the sea.

As the entrance, a very impolite and disorganized lady was in charge of the cashier. I still wonder why such an unwelcoming lady is in charge?
Written 5 August 2019
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Claire G
Buckland Brewer, UK13 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2018 • Couples
For France the entrance seemed quite dear, but it was well worth it. The trip includes two museums. It took us a while to notice, but the audio guide numbers are on the cabinets in the Trading Companies museum. All very interesting.
Written 23 September 2018
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Melissa I
London, UK14 contributions
Super location and fascinating museums
Jul 2018 • Family
This is a great visit, particularly for us with a young family, and a nice way to spend a few hours. We got there early and entered the Citadelle. The fortress is wonderful with amazing views over the harbour, Lorient, and the sea. Typical of French tourist sites, there are no actual catering facilities (I can never understand this; surely they're a great draw and money-spinner?), just a vending machine with snacks and horrible coffee. The Musee de la Compagnie des Indes is beautifully done, but I felt could be more interactive (compared to other museums we had visited). The lifeboat museum was very good although I wasn't quite sure (with my basic French) what the flow was here - is there one? We were then perfectly located to head onto the lovely beach (not that soft sand, quite gritty FYI), and enjoyed lunch at the bar/restaurant Casino. This was the priciest place we ate at, particularly given the standard of food, but is in a great location. There's also a children's playground, ice cream van (shut at the most inopportune moments, typical of the area) and small fairground rides at the car park. There also seemed to be a small train you can ride on but we didn't have a go. It was a great little place overall though, with all facilities close by.
Written 25 July 2018
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murray_campbell250
Gunnislake, UK259 contributions
Worth a visit
Dec 2017
If you want to see a view of Port Louis this is a go place to go, not to much there, there is a few local tourists shops inside. Besides the view there’s not much more to see
Written 7 December 2017
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Rexonaut
Brussels, Belgium642 contributions
After 2 days in Brittany it was the first atmospheric place we visited
Aug 2017 • Family
It was 2 hours nice walk in the city. It is nice and cozy small historic town. Interesting mixture of architecture nice old church and interesting fort. When you are around Lorient, pay a visit (and skip Lorient).
Written 20 August 2017
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dianewailes
London182 contributions
Very interesting with a good, English audio-guide
Aug 2017 • Couples
A very interesting visit which combines the Citadelle with two excellent museums. Great views across the bay to L'Orient. Good value for €8 per person as we spent a couple of hours exploring. Plenty here to keep all ages interested and some good photo opportunities. If you visit the Citadelle I'd also recommend a short walk into the town for a snack or light lunch at La Dame Blanche, which is a quirky but excellent book shop / cafe.
Written 15 August 2017
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Chris S
Chepstow, UK73 contributions
Hugely informative
Aug 2017 • Family
Spent two hours here with young children (8 and 10). Plenty to see and worth taking an audio guide, which you can get in various languages. The kids loved exploring the fort and views to neighbouring sites amazing. The museums were extensive and ranged from treasure to history of trade. Well worth the trip out.
Written 2 August 2017
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