Things to see and do - Pointe-à-Pitre
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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
9 rue de Nozières
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, before p..
rue Rue Schoelcher
Pointe-à-Pitre is renowned for its numerous markets, but it is the St-Antoine market (mornings, west of Rue Frébault) that eclipses all others. It is the quintessence of all the island markets, its stalls groaning with cinammon, ginger (but note that..
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 a..