At the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 18th century comes alive! Here are the sights, sounds and sensations of life in a French military town in the year 1744.
Travel through time with author and historian Susan Biagi as she relates the fascinating story of Louisbourg's birth, growth and eventual destruction. Her vivid descriptions of people, culture, fashions, food and politics provide a rich context for Louisbourg's battle for supremacy in the New World. In these pages you'll also find full-colour photographs of the site and its characters; a description of the ambitious restoration process that made Louisbourg one of the world's greatest outdoor museums; and a guide to nature walks and activities in the area around the fortress.
Louisbourg is both a compelling history and a comprehensive guide to the unique and powerful experience of Louisbourg. The text includes a detailed map and handsome photographs on every page.