Named after the Queen Adelaide, the fort has been built between 1834 and 1840, under the direction of William IV.
Lieutenants and pirates who’ve given up their ghost in the 18th century would be hard-pressed to decipher the once upon a time Fort Adelaide. Back then, it used to be the backbone of Port Louis and consisted of barracks and fortified amenities only. Now the post has since exploded with retail shops and boutiques to appeal to young and old alike.
In present times the fort has been converted into a National monument. Surrounding the fort are also the Caudan Water Front and the vast Indian Ocean. Fort Citadel remains a popular tourist destination owing to the stunning views it provides.
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 the habour.
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.
Spectacular scenery is customary with the best of Port Louis fronting the Citadel and the miles of roads winding past are no hindrance. Enjoy Mauritius magnificent’s views of Port Louis and the Citadelle old fort, a unique spot on the island.
Book the excursion which includes La Citadelle, Fort Adelaide in Port-Louis: