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Google Earth Plug-in: Fort Saint Charles, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

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Begun in 1640 and named in honor of the founder of Basse-Terre, Charles Houël, this large colonial fortress was the first building of the town to be erected. The visitor will find it well preserved, standing on a prominent hill in the town's southern end. The fort contains a historical museum and the graves of two famous French officers, General Richpance and Admiral Gourbeyre.

Also called Fort Louis Delgrès.

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