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Fort Picolet, built to protect French investment from Spain and England

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Fort Picolet, built to protect French investment from Spain and England

The well preserved, attributable mainly to neglect, ruins of Fort Picolet gives a great glimpse into the past of Haiti under French rule. No doubt built to protect the French investment from rivals such as Spain and England, the fort had very few points of access and was littered with many great stone steps, some winding steeply and quite precariously up the rocky coastline. Today, many of these stairs and high walls remain, more or less, intact. Even a cistern for catching rain is still very well preserved.

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