Fort Diamant, Cayenne

1.9
#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in French Guiana
Take a short walk back in time to the 19th century at Fort Diamant. Built between 1840 and 1849, the fort served as a strategic point against Portuguese invasions. Today, the former stronghold is classified as a historical monument. Local wildlife includes birds, sloths, and snakes. Combine a visit here with a picnic and a stroll by the ocean. Put Fort Diamant into our Cayenne trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The only fort still in state (closed to the public it does not visit except the Heritage Days). It has only served (for nothing) once!!! Worth a stop if you take the beautiful road to the beaches.
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  • The only highlights are the great trail not far and the view that one can have near the fort. Beautiful building but we have nothing learned. Too bad.
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  • Closed local and there was no information on visiting hours.
  • Interesting building, but there was no information posted about its history, which was disappointing. The fort was closed as well, so I feel like I only saw half of what there was too see.
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