The troubled history of Guadeloupe is remembered today through the landmarks, historical sites, and museums that dot the island – just waiting to be explored by vacationers.
In case you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. To get complete information about each museum, just click on the name.
A common landmark for vacationers is Museum at Fort Napoleon. It is Terre-de-Haut, in southwestern Guadeloupe. The museum at For Napoleon houses several permanent exhibits dedicated to military evolution, the fishermen of Guadeloupe, French sea voyages, saints, and the siege of Ostend.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Ecomussee de Marie Galante. It is Marie-Galante, in southern Guadeloupe. Learn everything you need to know about one of the quieter islands in Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, at this cultural and history museum.
Musee du Rhum: The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The table directly below lists some key facts regarding the available museums in Guadeloupe.
|Ecomussee de Marie Galante||(059) 097-4868||1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Grand-Bourg||Marie-Galante|
|Ecomusée CréoleArt||(059) 028-6798||3.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|Gratel||(069) 025-9000||Port-Louis, Northern part of Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|La Bonifière||(059) 080-0605||1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|(069) 090-8371||Le Moule, Northern part of Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Musee du Costume et Tradition||0590/83-21-70||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Musee du Rhum||(059) 028-8255||1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Ste. Rose||Basse-Terre|
|Museum at Fort Napoleon||(590) 37-99-59||3.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grand Anse||Terre-de-Haut|
|Musée Edgar Clerc||(059) 023-5757||0.2 mi. North of Central Le Moule||Grande-Terre|
|Schoelcher Museum||(059) 082-0804||Downtown Pointe A Pitre||Grande-Terre|
|St John Perse Museum||(590) 90-07-92||Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|The Bitasyon||--||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
Enjoy learning some of the historical roots of foreign countries? If yes, you might want to visit some of these historical sites while on vacation in Guadeloupe.
Many travelers choose to visit Habitation la Griveliere. It is western Guadeloupe. 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.
If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Fort Napoleon. It is a part of Museum at Fort Napoleon and Terre-de-Haut, in southwestern Guadeloupe. The now restored Fort Napoleon houses a museum of local culture and history, hosts educational programs for local children, and contains the famed Jardin Exotique du Fort Napoleon, or the Botanical Garden of Fort Napoleon. Visitors are welcome to explore the well kept gardens which feature local plants and rarities from around the world.
Domaine de Zevallos: A historic home rich with culture and hints of the past, this colonial residence remains open to the public for tours which encourage them to tour the property and see how people once lived on the island.
Look through the following chart for more information about historic sites in Guadeloupe.
|Aqueduc et Réservoir de Petite Guinée||--||1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Beauport Pays de la Canne||(059) 022-4470||0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Port-Louis||Grande-Terre|
|(059) 097-0287||0.6 mi. North of Central Grand-Bourg||Marie-Galante|
|Domaine de Zevallos||(069) 015-0757||3.6 mi. Southeast of Central Le Moule||Grande-Terre|
|(059) 081-3748||1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee||(059) 090-9461||The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Fort Napoleon||(590) 37-99-59||2.6 mi. East of Central Grand Anse||Terre-de-Haut|
|Habitation du Moulin||(069) 043-5260||9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Habitation la Griveliere||(059) 098-3414||3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint Claude||Basse-Terre|
|Notre Dame des Larmes||--||0.1 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|(059) 092-9188||3.6 mi. East of Central St. Charles||Basse-Terre|
|Résidence Arsenal||--||1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul||--||Downtown Pointe A Pitre||Grande-Terre|
Visitors can explore some other interesting sites to visit in Guadeloupe.
If you want to observe the distillery process, consider heading to Distillerie Longueteau Tour. Once a sugar refinery, Distillerie Longueteau now produces quality rum and invites guests to tour the property to see how the popular beverage is created.
If you'd like to learn more about the distillery process, another landmark you might consider visiting is Rhum Damoiseau Tour. Established at the end of the 19th century, Rhum Damoiseau still stands to this day, and guests are welcome to tour the property to get inside secrets about how the rum is made.
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 following chart provides you with some details regarding other kinds of places of interest to travelers.
|Monument||0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Capesterre||Basse-Terre|
|Distillerie Bologne Tours||Distillery||1.4 mi. West of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Distillerie Longueteau Tour||Distillery||1.1 mi. West of Central Capesterre||Basse-Terre|
|Distillerie Montebello Tour||Distillery||3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Bragelogne||Basse-Terre|
|Distillery||0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg||Marie-Galante|
|Distillery||1.5 mi. South West of Central La Boucan||Basse-Terre|
|Scenic Trail||1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bragelogne||Basse-Terre|
|Lighthouse||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Distillery||0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Capesterre||Basse-Terre|
|Monument to Liberty||Monument||0.1 mi. South of Central Petit-Canal||Grande-Terre|
|Distillery||4.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg||Marie-Galante|
|Rhum Damoiseau Tour||Distillery||0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Le Moule||Grande-Terre|
|Lighthouse||12.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Saint-Francois||None|
Needless to say, Guadeloupe has additional attractions. For a more detailed look at other attractions, go to this page.
Whether your goal is to climb to the top of a lighthouse or learn about the history of Guadeloupe, there are numerous attractions that allow you to do so. Remember to take your camera, so you can capture your own personal vacation history along the way.
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