Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 402

St. Louis Cathedral Towering above the neighbouring buildings in the heart of Fort-de-France, this Cathedral with its 187 foot steeple, cannot be ignored. Its Gothic Revival style beckons from afar and visitors are inevitably drawn to it. Since 1657, six other churches once stood on this location but were destroyed either by hurricane, earthquake or fire. When this Cathedral was built in 1895, metal frames were used to protect it against any natural disaster that may occur. The walls of the Cathedral’s interior is lined with colourful stained glass windows. During the weekend masses, the Cathedral’s pipe organ reverently resonates throughout the church, its solemn notes spilling out into the streets, melodically tugging at passersby to come in to worship. Photo Credit: Michen34