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Trois-Rivières Travel guide
Trois-Rivières : Michelin's recommendations
The south of Basse-Terre was a centre of Precolombian civilisation in the Antilles, as is evident from its numerous rock carvings. In 1640, the town was settled by colonists who established tobacco and cotton plantations, before diversifying into sugar cane, and later bananas in the 1940s. It was the backdrop for the earliest slave revolt, led by Jean-le-Blanc in 1656. Today it is a lively commercial centre; the tourist attractions lie out of town.
Tourist attractions Trois-Rivières : Things to see and do
La Regrettée F - 97114 Trois-Rivières
The park recalls the first settlers of Guadeloupe, the Caribs and Arawak (essentially the same people) who arrived long before the Europeans. The culture of that period remains little known; archaeological remains have proven difficult to interpret. ..
La Regrettée (près de la N 1 au nord de Trois-Rivières) F - 97114 Trois-Rivières
Located in a former planter's house, this welcoming little museum explains everything about the banana, its history, uses and economics. Nearby, the neighbouring plantation's banana bunches are processed using a 3.5km-long cableway production line. A..