The Mangrove Of Guadeloupe
A true ecosystem, the mangrove is one of the natural riches of the island. Plant species The most notable are mangroves characterized by their stilt roots, red, black, white and gray mangles, lianas and herbs suitable for living in salty and oxygen-deficient soils. Real nursery where breed fish, birds, crabs and lobsters.
BEACH - MORNE-A-L'EAU
The picturesque Babin beach looks out onto a beautifully flat and calm expanse of sea, and is a very popular spot with the locals. The mangrove roots, bathed by the sea, lend a briny hue to the water. The grayish, muddy sand underfoot is a lure for an ever growing number of beach lovers. Moreover, it is said to help cure rheumatism, arthritis, and especially skin ailments. Finally, the beach offers a beautiful panoramic view of northern Basse Terre and the mangroves that have been devastated by the sea. (BATHING STOPOVER)
MONUMENT - MORNE-A-L'EAU
This cemetery was arranged outside the city according to the decree promulgated in 1784 by the Baron de Clugny, governor of Guadeloupe. The checkered tiles of the tombs and the impressive size of the funerary monuments make it a very spectacular site. The oldest burial seems to date from 1847 (20 years after the creation of the commune).
Town Of Le Moule
To defend the port, which was essential to the local economy at the time, an initial battery and powder magazine was built in 1760 (Boulevard Cicéron). In 1809, it proved its worth during the Battle of Le Moule. Because its position in the heart of town was deemed too central, and therefore dangerous, another battery, the Fortin, was installed in 1840 further away, adjacent to the Petite Anse quarter. Vestiges of the small fort and cannons used to ward off attackers may be seen here.
This open space for relaxation and outdoor events was created out of the ruins of a former seaside factory. In 1807, the building belonged to a merchant named Franceschi. In 1920, it was converted to a fruit juice factory, then, in 1923, sold to a company that imported colonial plants, managed by Mr. Wizosky. After the hurricane of 1928, the building was sold to the town. For a number of years, it housed a school for girls run by the Sisters of Saint-Joseph de Cluny.
ARCHITECTURE - LE MOULE
In the late 19th century, Zévallos was a prosperous sugar-growing region, and a sugar processing plant was established here. This house, the home of the owner, Count Hector Parisis de Zévallos, who made his fortune from sugar, was built in around 1870. It is a fine example of the “chalet” architecture of the late 19th century. In 1910, falling prices led to a major recession, and the sugar plant was forced to close. The building’s brick walls provided insulation. The predominance of wrought iron and cast iron in the wrap-around balconies and structural frame hints at possible involvement by Gustave Eiffel’s engineering firm. The open galleries on upper and lower levels (which serve both as functional living spaces and decorative elements) add to the home’s elegance, with floorboards reminiscent of the Creole style. These houses were fabricated in Europe and bought from catalogues in New Orleans and Guadeloupe, where they were delivered in parts for on-site assembly. The residence later belonged to Joseph Duchassaing, followed in 1881 by his son, and then by a number of consecutive owners. In 1999, it was acquired by Mr. Rosan Debibakas. The building was classified as a historic monument in 1990. On the grounds (over 2 hectares), remnants of the sugar factory remain: the scale, a rail switch, a furnace, and a handsome brick chimney.
The Pointe des Châteaux Cross
MONUMENT - SAINT-FRANÇOIS
This lookout point atop Morne Pavillon attracts many visitors to its imposing cross. The path to the cross may be accessed from the parking lot at the foot of Morne Petite Saline hill. It is a steep one, winding through woody shrubs with long roots and thick, shiny leaves. The cross is ten meters high and weighs nine metric tons. It was erected for the centennial celebration of the diocese at the instigation of Saint-François parish priest Father Jean-Baptiste de Lahondèses, and the Bishop of Guadeloupe Monseigneur Gay (1946). A new cross was erected here in 2002. Nearby, visitors will find two viewpoint indicators to inform their enjoyment of this stunning view. Straight across from Pointe des Colibris (“Hummingbird Point”) lies the asymmetrical “table-top” plateau of La Désirade; further south, the Petite Terre islands may be seen; to the northeast, a series of different landscapes leading to the plateaus of eastern Grande-Terre. Anse des Châteaux, with its churning ocean and dangerous currents, lies below
Market Of Sainte-Anne
LOCAL PRODUCT - SAINTE-ANNE
Located on Avenue Hégésippe Ibéné, Sainte-Anne’s covered market, currently being rebuilt, fills each day with fragrant, colorful displays of fruits, vegetables, roots, tubers, and spices, which may be found alongside busy butchers’ stalls. Local produce—including, depending on the season, sweet potatoes, yams, avocados, breadfruit, “christophines” (chayotes), mangoes, pineapples, bananas, and passion fruit—is brought here mainly from the Grands Fonds region (long considered “Guadeloupe’s Pantry”) and arrayed alongside peppers, spices, and aromatic herbs that add an Antilles touch to any meal. Across the avenue, stalls containing neat rows of colorful punch bottles showcase their wares alongside the booths of local craftsmen.
SIGHTSEEING OF THE SOUTH GRANDE-TERRE
TO BRING WITH YOU
Swimsuit and towel
THE PRICE INCLUDES
The guided tour
A bottle of water
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Personal expenses (tips, souvenirs, etc.)
Do not leave valuables in the vehicle
FROM 9h00 TO 15h00
The starting places:
Le Gosier, Sainte-Anne, the Pointe-à-Pitre ferry terminal.
For other cities, an extra charge of 10 € / person will be required.
Chauffeur guide, minibus 8 seats, air conditioning.
Taxes included. Door to door service. 3 persons minimum for shared tours. No minimum for private visits. Stop as close as possible to the places visited. For any other place of departure, a supplement will be required. Price per person. The 20% deposit must be paid in advance, not refunded if cancellation on the day of the visit. Cancellation accepted without charge 48 hours before the departure date, 50% due 24 hours before and the whole on the same day.
SATEVAN can not be held responsible for exceptional closure of visited places, the weather, traffic, loss or deterioration of your personal belongings. Clients are insured during transport, but not during the descent or boarding of the vehicles.