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Fort Napoleon
The most important historical site on Guadeloupe's mini-archipelago of Les Saintes also boasts one of the most breathtaking views in the Caribbean. Perched approximately 374 feet above Les Saintes Bay, Fort Napoleon’s panoramic view of the water dotted with sailboats, surrounded by bluffs, is worth the entire visit to Terre-de-Haut. But it’s an interesting site to boot. Rebuilt in the middle 19th century after the British destroyed it, the fort turned into a prison, used during World War II. It was restored in the 1980s and houses a museum showcasing the history of Les Saintes. You can stroll inside to see the former grounds that served as a jail, and walk the botanical gardens afterwards, filled with the island’s various cacti species. Look out for iguanas peeking out of holes on the fort’s walls, and ubiquitous on the grounds as they are all over the island. Take in the glorious scenery for as long as you like before descending back down, on foot or on your rented electric scooter.
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