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  • 1 Jardin d'Eau Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Pépinière de Blonzac F - 97128 Goyave

    In the east of Basse-Terre lies a huge wooded park, home to exotic species, colourful flowers, fragrant spices... refreshed by lakes, pools and rivers: this is the Jardin d'Eau, ideal for picnics in the open air after the fashion of the locals, canoe..

  • 2 Carbet Falls - Second Waterfall Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - St-Sauveur

    Follow the path of large black stones that zigzags down to the river, and continue straight on to reach the falls. Visitors can proceed as far as a viewpoint 150m from this spectacular waterfall, which plunges straight down for 110m.

  • 3 Parc Archéologique des Roches-Gravées Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    La Regrettée F - 97114 Trois-Rivières

    The archaeological park invites visitors to go back to the first settlers of Guadeloupe, at the beginning of our era. The ways of life that preceded the arrival of Europeans on the island remain little known, the vestiges found on the site remain dif..

  • 4 Basse-Terre Heritage Centre Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    24 r. Baudot F - 97100 Basse-Terre

    Since 1995, Basse-Terre has been designated a "Ville d'art et d'histoire". Located in a superb early 19C mansion, the Maison du Patrimoine (heritage centre) puts on various cultural events ranging from conferences to temporary exhibitions (..

  • 5 Church of St Joseph Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 6 La Perle Beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Deshaies

    This beach between Deshaie and Sainte-Rose is the ideal spot for a swim and some chilling out in the sun. A lovely beach with a few restaurants; sea conditions vary from calm to rough (caution is advised).

  • 7 Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Ste-Rose

    Between Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre lies the Grand-Cul-de-Sac Marin nature reserve, encompassing both land and sea. From the coastal mangroves to the coral reef forming its boundary lays a rich marine environment in which visitors may be lucky enoug..

  • 8 Écomusée Créole Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Ste-Rose

    This charming and fascinating museum introduces visitors to Guadeloupe's botanical treasures and their traditional applications. It is an exhaustive inventory of Creole medicinal plants, as well as the commonplace spices that every family grew at hom..

  • 9 Pompierre Beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Le bourg de Terre-de-Haut

    On the northeast side of Terre-Haute, Pompierre beach is the best on the isalnd. Several rudimentary buildings stand in the shade of the coconut trees. The calm sea is ideal for diving.

  • 10 Marie-Galante Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    r. du Fort F - 97112 Grand-Bourg-de-Marie-Galante

    Lying to the east of Basse-Terre, Marie-Galante is named after one of the ships (Santa Maria Galanda) of Christopher Columbus, who discovered the island in 1493. It is a charming spot where the inhabitants still work primarily in the sugar cane indus..

  • 11 Château Murat Interesting

    Museums and art

    F - 97112 Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante

    Housing a small documentation centre on the history of Marie-Galante, Château Murat is a Classical-style building standing on high ground, a best-guess reconstruction of the original sugar estate residence. It was built in the 1960s as a luxury hotel..

  • 12 La Désirade Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Beauséjour

    Those who have dreamt of a peaceful, sparsely populated island where visitors can truly relax need dream no more; such a place does exist. To the east of Grande-Terre, La Désirade remains untouched by mass tourism, a haven of peace where nature remai..

  • 13 Le Souffleur Beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Rodrigue

    This long sandy beach a is pleasant spot that caters nicely for children and has numerous sheltered areas for picnics. Its name ("souffleur" meaning "blower") refers both to the winds and the whales, which pass offshore between Ja..

  • 14 St-Antoine Market Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Rue Schoelcher F - Pointe-à-Pitre

    Pointe-à-Pitre is renowned for its numerous markets, but it is the St-Antoine market (mornings, west of Rue Frébault) that eclipses all others. It is the quintessence of all the island markets, its stalls groaning with cinammon, ginger (but note that..

  • 15 Route de la Traversée Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Pointe-Noire

    Most of Basse-Terre is covered by tropical rainforest. The Route de la Traversée takes visitors into this world of huge trees (chestnuts, mahogany, figs...), sheltering luxuriant vegetation comprising thick ferns, ficus and other philodendron species..

  • 16 Old Pointe-à-Pitre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Frébault F - Pointe-à-Pitre

    Old Pointe-à-Pitre is best seen on foot; of modest size, it lies between Boulevard Chanzy to the north and the sea to the south. Fabric shoppers should head to busy Rue Frébault, while there are foodstuffs aplenty at colourful St-Antoine market. In t..

  • 17 The Marina and Bas-du-Fort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - Pointe-à-Pitre

    The Bas-du-Fort district is perfect for nightowls, especially since Pointe-à-Pitre is not known for its liveliness after dark! Head for the marina (on the Le Gosier road), upon which the ad hoc establishments are centred. The district is also worth a..

  • 18 Les Grands Fonds

    Nature and gardens

    F - Sainte-Anne

    The Grands Fonds region at the centre of Grande-Terre lies inland from Sainte-Anne, Morne-à-l'Eau and Le Moule. It is the quintessence of agricultural Guadeloupe with fruit farms and other food producing plantations. Deep valleys border the expanses ..

  • 19 Gardel Refinery

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    F - 97160 Le Moule

    A last survivor from Grande-Terre's golden age of sugar production from the late 19C to the 1950s, the refinery allows visitors to better understand the sugar manufacturing process, from its raw cane state to the finished product ready for export. A ..

  • 20 Autre Bord Beach

    Nature and gardens

    F - Le Moule

    Arriving from St-François, visitors reach a residential district of Le Moule where a small road to the right leads to this beach, one of the area's most agreeable with plenty of shade, picnic tables and huts, not to mention w/cs and showers.

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