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Wonders of Saint Martin

View from Fort Saint-Louis to Marigot, one of the wonders of Saint Martin
View from Fort Saint-Louis to Marigot / Richie Diesterheft, / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Saint Martin is an overseas collectivity of France. It occupies the northern part of densely inhabited Caribbean island and, in spite of its small area, has several interesting landmarks.

Map with the described wonders

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WorldViolet Top 6 wonders of Saint Martin

Geological wonders

La Grotte du Puits de Terres Basses

Comparatively large cave with hundreds of bats living in it.

Le Trou de David

A former sinkhole at the sea, with two natural arches towards the sea. In calm weather, one could swim into this sinkhole from the sea. Collapsed in December 2011.

Le Trou de David (image has fisheye distortion) before its collapse, Saint Martin
Le Trou de David (image has fisheye distortion) before its collapse / Alexandre Duret-Lutz, / CC BY-SA 2.0
Baye Rouge natural arch

A natural arch that has been created by the wave action.

Architecture wonders

Fort Saint-Louis

The largest historical monument in Saint Martin. This fort was constructed in 1767.

St. Martin Museum

Museum of the history and culture of Saint Martin. Interesting is the archaeological exhibit.

Grand Case

Fishing village with many historical buildings. The minuscule wooden buildings of the village are painted in pastel colors.

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