Gosier Landmarks

Although Gosier's history has been relatively peaceful, not everything has come easy to the people who have made this town their home throughout the centuries.  Control of the Guadeloupe changed hands multiple times, slavery played an important role in making Gosier the town it is today, and the ebb and flow of different agricultural movements have helped and hindered the economy.  Many of Gosier's important landmarks and attractions speak to all of these issues, and at least a few of them should be on your list of things to see during your visit.

Museums

Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Gosier. Just click on each place's name to see complete information.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Musee du Costume et Tradition. It is found in the heart of Gosier. The museum grants guests to explore the various exhibits that cross through time on the island. The owner also serves as a tour guide, and will happy to guide you through the museum answering any questions that you may have.

Another option is The Bitasyon. It's a museum in central Gosier. Opened in October of 2008 this museum is all about the history of royalty and throughout guests will be treated to exhibits of royal clothing throughout antiquity, plus scenes of life in the first half of the 20th century.

St John Perse Museum: The first floor features manuscripts and personal items of St. John Perse, while the ground floor is a reconstruction of a 19th century home.

The chart below enables you to learn a few details concerning some museums you might enjoy in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Gosier
Name Phone Location
Musee du Costume et Tradition 0590/83-21-70 Central Gosier
Schoelcher Museum (059) 082-0804 Downtown Pointe A Pitre, 3.7 mi. Northwest of Central Gosier
St John Perse Museum (590) 90-07-92 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Gosier
The Bitasyon -- Central Gosier

Historical Sites

Do you like learning about the history of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site during your vacation.

Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee: In addition to simply exploring the fort itself, visitors will also be able to check out a small art gallery located within Fort Fleur D'Epee

Another landmark worth visiting is Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul. It is found in downtown Pointe A Pitre, 3.6 mi. Northwest of central Gosier. Listed as a historic monument in 1978, this cathedral has had its ups and downs since it was first erected in 1817, over 10 years after construction began. Later, earthquakes and storms would cause damage, but it was never truly down for the count.

You can look through the following table to learn more about historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Gosier
Name Phone Location
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee (059) 090-9461 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central Gosier
Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul -- Downtown Pointe A Pitre, 3.6 mi. Northwest of Central Gosier

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may explore some other worthwhile places to visit in and near the area.

If you want to learn more about the distillery process, consider visiting Distillerie Montebello Tour. Distillerie Montebello was founded in the foothills of Basse-Terre in 1930 as a small family business and has grown and thrived since that time as a rum distillery. Modern now, guests are still invited on property to see just how they turn out their product.

The table right below shows a few details concerning other kinds of attractions of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Gosier
Name Type Location Island
Distillerie Montebello Tour Distillery 7.5 mi. West of Central Gosier Basse-Terre
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.6 mi. South of Central Gosier Grande-Terre

If you are looking for more attractions beyond this category, you should consider other locations. To visit our page about other attractions, check out this page.

 

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