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Red roofed “gingerbread” buildings complement the lush tropical landscape in Gustavia, the tiny Caribbean capital of St. Barts whose sites and landmarks can easily be visited in just a day’s worth of trekking on foot. 17th century forts line the harbour, from Fort Karl in the north to Fort Gustaf with its lighthouse and cannons in the south. There’s also the popular Shell Beach, where beachcombers search for sparkling shells to pocket. Gustavia has a few bars and restaurants, serving various types of food (American, Italian, French,…), and high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Dolce Gabbana, Prada, Cartier and Hermès.