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Pointe-à-Pitre Travel guide
Pointe-à-Pitre : Michelin's recommendations
Located on Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe’s economic capital is a good place to end a trip; visitors can stock up on colourful goods to be found in the town’s various markets. Although it has a pleasant historic centre with colonial houses (alas not very well presented), animated by fishermen docking at La Darse, Pointe-à-Pitre remains a town usually just passed through, closing down at dusk (to the benefit of its marina and the outlying settlement of Le Gosier).
Tourist attractions Pointe-à-Pitre : Things to see and do
F - Pointe-à-Pitre
The Bas-du-Fort district is perfect for nightowls, especially since Pointe-à-Pitre is not known for its liveliness after dark! Head for the marina (on the Le Gosier road), upon which the ad hoc establishments are centred. The district is also worth..
9 Rue de Nozières 9 F - Pointe-à-Pitre
The museum provides a picture of a 19C creole interior (populated by waxworks), and an insight into the life of diplomat and poet Alexis Léger ( alias St-John Perse, 1887-1975). Born on the island, Guadeloupe inspired him to write his Éloges , befo..
Rue Frébault F - Pointe-à-Pitre
Old Pointe-à-Pitre is best seen on foot; of modest size, it lies between Boulevard Chanzy to the north and the sea to the south. Fabric shoppers should head to busy Rue Frébault, while there are foodstuffs aplenty at colourful St-Antoine market. In t..