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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Pointe-Noire 1

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Marie-Galante 7

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Domaine de Séverin Distillery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

At this historic rum distillery, a new "Petit Train" crosses the plantation at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 am and again at 2 and 3 pm. (Hours...

Domaine de Vanibel

  • Farm/Ranch

Guadeloupean coffee is considered some of the best in the world. Joel Nelson will tell you all about it if you take one of his tours...

Fort Napoléon

  • Military Site

Also known as Louis Castle, this fort was built in 1777 by order of King Louis XVI, and was first known as a military tower. However,...

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

  • Town/Village

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

Ilet de Pigeon

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This tiny, rocky island a few hundred yards off the coast is the site of the Jacques Cousteau Underwater Park, the island's best scuba...

Jardin Botanique

  • Garden/Arboretum

This exquisite 10-acre park is filled with parrots and flamingoes. A circuitous walking trail takes you by ponds with floating lily pads,...

Kreol West Indies

  • Museum/Gallery

This fascinating museum, in a renovated bungalow, houses information and graphics on Guadeloupe's earliest inhabitants, as well as some...

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

  • Town/Village

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...

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