Things to see and do - Basse-Terre
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Basse-Terre : Michelin's recommendations
While Pointe-à-Pitre is Guadeloupe’s economic capital, Basse-Terre remains its historic (and indeed sentimental) capital. Endowed with a tranquil charm, the stones of its old houses languishing in the tropical heat exude nostalgia. Basse-Terre is the island’s administrative capital and is embracing the modern age, but all around are evocations of its past, distinguished by the blending of Amerindian, African and European cultures, sometimes for the better, often for the worst.
Tourist attractions Basse-Terre : Things to see and do
24 rue Baudot
Since 1995, Basse-Terre has been designated a "Ville d'art et d'histoire". Located in a superb early 19C mansion, the Maison du Patrimoine (heritage centre) puts on various cultural events ranging from conferences to temporary exhibitions (..
Rue de la République
South Basse-Terre's historic Carmel quarter is proud to have several remarkable buildings. On Place du Champ-d'Arbaud, note the Conseil Général and Palais de Justice buildings by early 20C architect Ali Tur, emphasising the authority of the colonial ..