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

In case you like to explore other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Gosier. Click on the each name for more information.

A common landmark for vacationers is Musee du Costume et Tradition. It is situated in 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 in 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: 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 following table lists a few details regarding some museums worth checking out 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

Like discovering the history of countries you visit? If yes, you should consider 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul. It is located 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.

Take a look at the table below for information concerning historical 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

Guests will explore some other interesting sites in and near Gosier.

If you want to observe the distillery process, you might enjoy 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.

Other types of landmarks in and near Gosier can be seen directly 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 are seeking a wider range of attractions beyond the category on this page, you should look at other locations. You can go to this article regarding even more attractions if you need additional details.

 

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