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Pigeon Island National Landmark

Pigeon Island National Landmark (Pigeon Island, Gros Islet) – located off the northwest coast of St. Lucia, a causeway connects this island to the mainland. This islet has a legendary history involving a French pirate (François Le Clerc a.k.a. Jambe de Bois – Wooden Leg), who used Pigeon Island as a hideaway during the wars […]

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Our Planet Centre

Our Planet Centre (La Place Carenage, Jeremie Street, Castries) — this two-level Centre with nearly 1,400 m2 offers visitors a 1.5 hour tour through 11 different “spaces” including: a view of our planet’s past in the twin giant screens of the immersion zone, complete with ice ages, dinosaurs and the arrival of man; a chance […]

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Morne Coubaril

Morne Coubaril (3 km. south of Soufiere) – this is another 18th century estate that was granted to its original owners by Louis XIV in the early 1700s. This estate offers a glimpse of farm life in previous centuries – with cocoa, coconut, and manioc still grown on the premises. Visitors are offered an awe-inspiring […]

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La Toc Battery Fort

La Toc Battery Fort (Castries Harbour) – this is an old fort, which guarded Castries Harbour. It has four levels of tunnels, underground rooms, communications room, bunkers and artillery storage. Visitors can see what life was like for the British soldiers who defended the island against the French during the 1800’s. The views of the […]

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Government House

Government House (Morne Fortune) – this is the official residence of the Governor-General of St. Lucia, representing one of the few remaining Victorian-era structures on the island (built in 1894 (after a hurricane destroyed the original House in 1817). It is located on the crest of Morne Fortune (near Castries). Within Government House itself is […]

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Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte – located on top of the Morne, this fort’s construction began under the French and continued after the British forces took possession. The site and buildings from the fort have been restored and renovated to house the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, which also includes a monument that commemorates the 27th Inniskilling Regiment’s […]

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Fond Doux Plantation

Fond Doux Plantation (Chauteaubelair, Soufriere) – located towards the west coast of S. Lucia, this is one of the first French estates in the island granted by Louis XIV in the early 1700s (when it was still a French possession). The land within this estate still produces cocoa, citrus, bananas and vegetables – making this, […]

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Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Derek Walcott Street, Castries) – this church, built in 1897, is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Castries (named after Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ). This church is the largest in the Caribbean (measuring at 61 meters long, and 30 meters wide). The […]