Cap-Haïtien is a port city on the north coast of Haiti. It's known for its French colonial architecture. Facing the Place de la Cathédrale is the landmark early-20th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral. Northwest of the city, beaches include sandy Cormier. South, Laferrière Citadel is a hilltop fortress built by revolutionary leader Henri Christophe. The ruins of his 1813 Sans-Souci Palace are in the nearby town of Milot.
Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it?s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress, and the nearby ruins of Sans-Souci Palace, the baroque former royal home of King Henry I.