Gustavia is the main town of the island of St Barts and the capital of the French overseas collectivity in the French west indies. It is located on the west coast of St Barts (Saint-Barthélemy). The city is built around the port, a natural cove opening onto the bay of Gustavia.
By the treaty of June 1, 1784, Saint-Barthélemy was ceded by France to Sweden against warehouse rights in Göteborg. First called Carénage, the city changed its name in honor of the Swedish King Gustav III. Monuments and forts still bear witness to a unique past.
The island is retroceded by a treaty dated August 10, 1877 and following the approval of the island population who was consulted by referendum.
- Fort Karl
- Wall House (territorial museum and library)
- Maison Dinzey (known as Le Brigantin)
- Swedish battery of Fort Gustav III
- Swedish bell tower
- Lorient Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Church
- House of Governors of Gustavia (former town hall)
- Presbytery of the Catholic Church
- Place of the retrocession
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