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With its old creole houses lining the two main streets, Deshaies is one of Guadeloupe’s most charming villages. Razed by the British in 1804, the settlement retains vestiges of an artillery emplacement established to defend it, sited above and to the south of the village. After long languishing in obscurity, Deshaies has gradually developed, notable as a result of tourism. The proximity of the magnificent Grande-Anse beach and the verdant scenery of the Ziotte Valley draw many visitors.

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Tourist attractions Deshaie : Things to see and do

  • Ferns, palms and cacti each have their own avenue in this polychrome floral extravaganza which also has bougainvillea plus other species, their lively colours embellishing the deep green of the tropical plants. All are watered by rivers, pools and wa..

  • A dreamlike beach bringing every cliché to mind: pale sand, turquoise sea, coconut trees... Not far from Deshaies, this is the pride of Guadeloupe. While strolling on this long beach (the longest in the archipelago), don't let children out of sight; ..

  • This beach between Deshaie and Sainte-Rose is the ideal spot for a swim and some chilling out in the sun. A lovely beach with a few restaurants; sea conditions vary from calm to rough (caution is advised).

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