Basse Terre Landmarks

Museums

In case you enjoy learning about other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Basse Terre. Try clicking on the name of each museum to see detailed information.

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 enjoy experiencing the history of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions while on vacation in Basse Terre.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Aqueduc et Réservoir de Petite Guinée. It is located in western Basse Terre. Built in the early part of the 18th century, these water works were built from stone and formed an aqueduct, reservoir, and circular pool. A simple arch and a vaulted tank with a gable roof make up the site which is a nice stop for those interested in architecture.

Another interesting 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.

Check out the table below for more information on sites of historical interest 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

Visitors will enjoy some other worthwhile places worth visiting in this area.

If you want to learn more about the distillery process, consider heading to Distillerie Bologne Tours. Visitors are encouraged to visit Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Bear in mind that there are some other attraction types available too. To visit our complete page about other attractions, read this page.

 

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