after the Queen Adelaide, the fort has been built between 1834 and
1840, under the direction of William IV.
At 240 ft. above sea level, Fort Adelaide, also
known as 'La Citadelle' has fulfilled the strategic purpose of guarding
the harbour against enemy attacks and fires that broke in the city.
Today, thanks to the efforts by the
Municipality to preserve this cultural heritage, it is the only
one, out of the four forts built in Port Louis not to end up in
ruins. A ride uphill to Fort Adelaide, will guarantee you
a breathtaking view of the city of Port Louis, nestled at the foot
of the Port Louis / Moka mountain ranges and stretching towards
From this vintage point, you will find old buildings
standing in juxtaposition to the modern skyscrapers. On your left,
is the Champs de Mars, hard to miss for it is the only green patch
in the busy city of Port Louis.
As you gaze towards the harbour front, the 4 cylinders
of the Bulk Sugar Terminal stands proud, facing Le Caudan Waterfront,
with the seawater reflecting the warm colours of the buildings.
there is no entrance fee. For safety reasons, don't go there alone.