Landmarks in Basse Terre

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Museums

Assuming you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To see complete information concerning each museum, just click on the name.

La Bonifière is a museum just on the edge 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

Enjoy learning about the historical roots of countries you visit? If so, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your stay.

Many travelers choose to visit Aqueduc et Réservoir de Petite Guinée. It is situated 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 within 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 minute to read the following chart for information concerning historic sites in and around Basse Terre.

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

Vacationers may experience some other intriguing local landmarks in Basse Terre.

If you want to observe 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

Keep in mind that Basse Terre is home to other attraction types. Anyone needing to obtain more information concerning other attractions here.

 

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