Landmarks in Gosier

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

In case you like to explore other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Gosier. To read full details regarding each museum, you can click on the name.

One popular destination is Musee du Costume et Tradition. It is found within the heart of Gosier. The Musee du Costume et Traditions is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00am until 5:00pm, with a two hour break in service starting at 1:00pm.

A second choice is The Bitasyon. It's a museum near the center of 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: St-John Perse Museum is both historical colonial home and tribute to poet and Nobel laureate Alexis Léger, who was also known as Saint John Perse. He grew up just down the street from this home, and today, his collected works as well as a recreation of his home can be found at the museum.

The table below has a few details regarding some museums you might enjoy in and around Gosier.

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

If you like to experience the history of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while vacationing in Gosier.

Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee: Fort Fleur D'Epee was built in the 18th century by the French to protect the Gran Cul de Sac Marin. Over its history it was taken by the British and in 1794 reclaimed by the French.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul. It is located within 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.

Take a minute to read the following chart 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

Visitors can enjoy some other intriguing attractions in and near Gosier.

If you'd like to observe the distillery process, consider heading to 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 other kinds of landmarks in and near Gosier are displayed right below.

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 would prefer having a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can find others. To reach our guide to other attractions, follow this link.

 

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