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The historic Pigeon Island national park St Lucia
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The historic Pigeon Island national park

A peninsula bordered by the Atlantic and the Caribbean, Pigeon Island is listed as a Historic National Park because it contains the remains of Fort Rodney where some of the fighting between the French and the British took place. From the top of the 18th century building, you can admire a beautiful panorama of the island and, when the weather is nice, of Martinique. In May, the place resembles a kind of 'Caribbean Woodstock', hosting as it does the international jazz festival.

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The historic Pigeon Island national park

The historic Pigeon Island national park , Fort Rodney on Pigeon Island , St Lucia
Fort Rodney on Pigeon Island

More than anything else, Pigeon Island is a historic site, once used by the British to monitor the movements of French ships in the West Indies.

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The historic Pigeon Island national park , View of Martinique from Pigeon Island , St Lucia
View of Martinique from Pigeon Island

Martinique is only 25 miles to the north and can easily be seen in nice weather.

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The historic Pigeon Island national park , A stroll on Pigeon Island , St Lucia
A stroll on Pigeon Island

The national park is also a beautiful natural site, making it popular for a stroll with tourists and locals alike.

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The historic Pigeon Island national park , Nature on Pigeon Island , St Lucia
Nature on Pigeon Island

The two hills making up Pigeon Island drop steeply into the water.

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The historic Pigeon Island national park , The history of Pigeon Island , St Lucia
The history of Pigeon Island

Sign posts with short explanations help you learn about the history of the different sites as you move among the various ruins and other buildings.

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