Marina Fort Louis opens out on to the ocean in the middle of Marigot Bay. There are fine restaurants and luxury shopping opportunities surrounding the marina. A long south wall closes the marina and protects it from swells and surges. The French touch of class, its geographical beauty and tourist facilities of hotels, gastronomic restaurants continue to delight visitors from all over the world. Near a white sand beach and a night club, there is plenty to do both day and night. Races include a 'Course de l'Alliance' leaving from St Martin going to St Barths and Anguilla and back to St Martin at the end of November and the Heineken sailing regatta in April.