Apart from the constant fear of invasion I think it would have been a very charming place to live. The fortress prospered with all the fishing and trading that was taking place. The surrounding area is beautiful with hiking paths all around and view points looking out into the ocean.
The town of Louisbourg is a tiny little fishing village with a few boutique stores and restaurants. I am sure in the summer time it can be packed so I was really glad we decided to wait until the fall to go.