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Vieux-Habitant Travel guide
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Vieux-Habitants was one of the first settlements established by European colonists (1637). The site had long been a centre of Amerindian civilisation, as evident from rock carvings along the River Duplessis. The village’s farming activity began with tobacco, cotton and indigo growing, prior to the introduction of coffee in 1720. Achiote was also widely cultivated (its red seeds were used as a colourant). The village and its beach are charming, as is the hinterland where little ridge paths offer splendid views.
Tourist attractions Vieux-Habitant : Things to see and do
Vallée de la Grande Rivière F - 97119 Vieux-Habitants
Along with sugar cane and bananas, coffee was the core product of this 18C colonial society... which was built on slave labour. In a superb setting, La Grivelière is a quintessential coffee plantation complete with processing buildings, slaves' quart..
11 r. Victor Hugues F - 97119 Vieux-Habitants
Built of volcanic rock in 1639, this is the oldest religious building in Guadeloupe. It was almost entirely reconstructed in 1720 after a fire. The most striking feature is its porch, the work of stonemasons from the Limousin, above which is the coat..
Le Bouchu F - 97119 Vieux-Habitants
Café Chaulet is Guadeloupe's main coffee brand, and the driving force behind this museum, where visitors can follow (thanks to explanatory panels) the story of coffee on the island since its introduction in 1720. The process of grain selection and th..