Landmarks in Basse Terre

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Museums

If you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Basse Terre. To get full details about each museum, just click on the name.

La Bonifière is a museum on the outskirts of Basse Terre. Coffee and chocolate are the two main products created here. You can view the chocolate workshop as well as learn about local coffee traditions and the processes it takes to make both.

Museums In Basse Terre
Name Phone Location Island
La Bonifière (059) 080-0605 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Basse Terre Basse-Terre

Historical Sites

If you like to experience the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites during your stay.

Many travelers choose to visit Aqueduc et Réservoir de Petite Guinée. It is found in western Basse Terre. This unique historical site was registered as a historical monument in March of 2003 and consists of a network of pipes used to draw water from its source to the neighborhood of St. Francis.

Another landmark worth visiting is Résidence Arsenal. It is located in western Basse Terre. In its life span of over 300 years, this property has been a Jesuit Monestary, an artillery barracks, and a residential community. There is a lot of history here, and tourists are welcome to walk through and see it for themselves.

Habitation la Griveliere: Learn how coffee is made locally as you participate in this guided tour that takes you through the forest and includes a homemade local lunch.

Take a moment to look through the following chart to find out more about historical sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Basse Terre
Name Phone Location
Aqueduc et Réservoir de Petite Guinée -- 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Basse Terre
Fort Delgres (059) 081-3748 1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Basse Terre
Habitation du Moulin (069) 043-5260 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre
Habitation la Griveliere (059) 098-3414 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint Claude
Parc des Roches Gravees (059) 092-9188 3.6 mi. East of Central St. Charles
Résidence Arsenal -- 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Basse Terre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may experience some other worthwhile attractions in this area.

If you'd like to learn more about the distillery process, consider heading to Distillerie Bologne Tours. Named for the Bologna family that migrated from the Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries, Distillerie Bologne is a major rum producer on the island to this day, and encourages visitors to tour the property and see how the popular beverage is made.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Basse Terre
Name Type Location Island
Distillerie Bologne Tours Distillery 1.4 mi. West of Central Basse Terre Basse-Terre

If you would prefer having a wider selection of points of interest beyond what's offered in this category, you should look farther afield. Navigate here to view our page regarding other interesting attractions for Basse Terre.

 

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