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  Fort National
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As you can see in the picture during low tide you can walk out to the Fort National Monument. The Fort was designed to defend the Malouins from the British and Dutch seeking revenge from the harassment of Malouin pirates on their vessels. It was built in1689 and is used sometimes to house conferences of French high functionaries. The Fort is only reachable at low tide, from Easter to September. It is a genuine bastion built by Vauban, the master architect for fortresses and military constructions. If you exit through its Porte St. Pierre, you will find a public swimming pool.

Directions: You can see it out in the sea from the walled city.

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  • Updated May 14, 2004
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