On Saturday, March 4th, 2023, the multiple award winner, Fond Doux Eco-Resort held a ceremony to open the Fond Doux Historical Park, the first of its kind in St. Lucia. The Park boasts an Eighteenth-Century French Fortress, prison cells, a Shrine, nature trails, picnic areas, Kaye Flore, an Interpretation Centre and Washrooms. Additionally, the Park is located on the main ambush site of the famous Battle of Rabot which took place in 1795 between the Neg Maron (Black Maroons) supported by the French Revolutionaries against the British.
About two hundred soldiers lost their lives in that Battle. The Battle of Rabot precipitated in the British fleeing the island two months later ushering in l’année de la Liberté, year of freedom
from colonial rule in June 19th, 1795. Lyton and Eroline Lamontagne, the owners and Directors of Fond Doux Eco Resort, hope that the Fond Doux Historical Park becomes one of the leading sites and attraction in Soufriere and St. Lucia by extension. “We would like the Fond Doux Historical Park to be utilized by the schools to educate our students about the true history of St. Lucia. One
of our objectives is to ensure that our national heroine, Flore Bois Gaillard attains her rightful place in our history”, avowed Director Eroline
Fond Doux Historical Park is open to visitors every day from 9am to 4pm. Management has introduced a special discount entry fee for the first
three months of operations.
Fond Doux Eco Resort is a 19th century, Saint Lucian owned, managed and staffed eco-friendly resort