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Top Choice Fortress in The Citadelle & Sans Souci

Citadelle Laferrière

Haitians call the Citadelle the eighth wonder of the world and, having slogged to the 900m summit of Pic Laferrière (or ridden horseback for US$15), you'll likely agree. This battleship-like fortress gives commandin…
Historic Site in The Citadelle & Sans Souci

Sans Souci

Built as a rival to Versailles in France, Henri Christophe’s palace of Sans Souci has lain abandoned since it was ruined in the 1842 earthquake. The years of neglect have left an elegantly crumbling edifice, slightl…
Creole in The Citadelle & Sans Souci

Lakou Lakay

This cultural community center is a longstanding institution that has seen better economic times but remains delightful. Run by guide Maurice Etienne and his family, the center welcomes visitors with traditional dan…