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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 publishing Anabase and many other works which in 1960 earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature. It occupies a remarkable house, once home to the Souque-Pagès family, with a metal structure by Gustave Eiffel and ornate Louisiana-style balconies.

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  • Address : 9 r. de Nozières F - 97110 Pointe-à-Pitre97110Pointe-à-Pitre
  • Phone : 05 90 90 01 92
  • E-mail : musee.st-john-perse@wanadoo.fr
  • Prices : 2.50 € (-10 years old 1.50 €)

Opening hours :

  • [Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8.30am-12.30pm]

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