Fort Napoléon


Fort Napoleon Overlooking a beautiful bay on the amazing isle of Terre-de-Haut in Guadeloupe, Fort Napoléon stands as the perfect reflection and masterpiece of this Caribbean island’s French heritage. Built in the 17thcentury, the original Fort Napoleon was destroyed by the British in 1809. However it was rebuilt during Napoleon’s reign hence its name. The Fort never saw any serious battles, but was used as a jail for political prisoners. But today the Fort has been transformed into a beautiful museum and garden for you to enjoy attractions in Guadeloupe.

Due to its grandness, Fort Napoleon’s location dominates the north of the town, and a trip to this part of the island will implore you to explore and stroll through the museum and garden. Take a trip to this great French architectural beauty and explore the museum of arts and the old barracks. While there you will have some stunning views of the island to enjoy.

As you walk through the remarkable halls of the museum, you will notice the rooms are dedicated to saints and Saintois of the French voyages. However, before you can explore the wonders of these rooms you must book your visit. Once this is done, you will see extraordinary features of Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas isles, fabulous wooden furniture and local crafts. View the incredible objects of fishing, plus the rooms of fishes. Dedicated to the fishermen of Guadeloupe, the museum at Fort Napoleon displays the charters, fishing nets and boats used to recover the islands from the British.

Explore the exotic gardens of Fort Napoleon and tour the botanical walkways of beauty. Enjoy the gorgeous succulents, cacti, aloes, yuccas, or globular cactus with flowers and fruit sitting comfortably among parched soil. While there you will also learn more about these plants, as you come across an adorable iguana on the walls.

Stopover, and visit Fort Napoleon to discover its rich stories and art, while the breathtaking views of Guadeloupe with its surrounding isles allows you to visit this great attraction during the hours of 9am to 3pm daily.