Things to see and do - Saint-Claude
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Saint-Claude Travel guide
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Saint-Claude lives in the shadow of La Soufrière which rises to its northeast. In 1976, the town was gravely endangered by the caprices of “the old lady”, and the population was evacuated. The village is an agreeable place to stay, and today draws many visitors who come not only to see the iconic volcano but also to enjoy the fresh climate, footpaths and unspoilt natural scenery of the Guadeloupe national park, which is administered from here.
Tourist attractions Saint-Claude : Things to see and do
The symbol of Guadeloupe, La Soufrière is an active volcano at the south end of the island. The highest point in the Lesser Antilles (1 487m), it is the island's major tourist attraction. A surge in activity in 2005 (following serious quakes in 1976-..
The most popular and best-marked path for ascending La Soufrière is the Chemin des Dames, starting from the old parking area at La Savane-à-Mulets. This pebbly path leads after 35min to the Faujas landslip (occurred in 1798), then to the Grande Faill..
Morin, route de Choisy
A bonifierie is a processing plant where coffee beans are separated from their pulp before drying. The Espérance plantation is an old 18C coffee estate; a rebuilt mill with its huge water wheel powers a "déceriseuse", separating coffee bean..