Saint-John Perse Museum, Pointe-à-Pitre
Saint-John Perse Museum, Pointe-à-Pitre : Michelin's recommendations
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.
- Address : 9 Rue de Nozières 9 F - Pointe-à-PitrePointe-à-Pitre
- Phone : 0590900192