Guadeloupe Sights

To see each "wing" of the butterfly, you'll need to budget at least one day. They are connected by a bridge, and Grande-Terre has pretty villages along its south coast and the spectacular Pointe des Châteaux. You can see the main sights in Pointe-à-Pitre in a half day. Touring the rugged, mountainous Basse-Terre is a challenge. If time is a problem, head straight to the west coast; you could easily

spend a day traveling its length, stopping for sightseeing, lunch, and a swim. You can make day trips to the islands, but an overnight or more works best. Leave your heavy luggage in the baggage room of your "mainland" hotel and take a small bag on the ferry.

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Aquarium de la Guadeloupe

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Unique in the Antilles, this aquarium in the marina near Pointe-à-Pitre is a good place to spend an hour. Its motto is "Visit the sea."...

Cathédrale de St-Pierre et St-Paul

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

If you like churches, then make a pilgrimage to the imposing Cathédrale de St-Pierre et St-Paul, built in 1807. Although it has been...

Ft. Fleur d'Épée

  • Museum/Gallery

The main attraction in Bas-du-Fort is this fortress, built between 1759 and 1763. It hunkers down on a hillside behind a deep moat. The...

Gosier

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Gosier was still a tiny village in the 1950s, a simple stopping place between Pointe-à-Pitre and Ste-Anne. However, it grew rapidly...

L'Autre Bord

  • Beach–Sight

The waves on this Atlantic beach give the long expanse of sand a wild look. The beach is protected by an extensive coral reef, which...

Le Moule

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On the Atlantic coast, and once the capital city of Guadeloupe, this port city of 24,000 has had more than its share of troubles: it...

Morne-à-l'Eau

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This agricultural town of about 16,000 people has an amphitheater-shape cemetery, with black-and-white-checkerboard tombs, elaborate...

Musée Camélia Costumes et Traditions

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This museum is a labor of love by its creators, and seeing the dress of black, white, and métisseé (mixed-race, or "maroon") societies...

Musée Schoelcher

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Established in a Colonial-style building, Musée Schoelcher celebrates Victor Schoelcher, an abolitionist from Alsace who fought against...

Musée St-John Perse

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Those with a strong interest in French literature and culture (not your average sightseer) will want to see the Musée St-John Perse,...

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