Marie Galante Attractions

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Marie Galante has a rural appeal that allows its guests to keep things simple. Most visitors spend their days on the beaches, or taking advantage of a number of local hiking trails, but you can also spend some time learning about how this island has flourished over the years by checking out local museums and landmarks that pay particular focus to agricultural advances. 


Plage de Folle Anse

You will discover a large number of beaches to visit on the island. Just click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that particular location.

Anse Canot: Anse Canot is a crescent-shaped beach located in Gosier, near Pointe-a-Pitre.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Plage de Folle Anse. When on the island of Marie Galante, simply follow the coastal road D-206. Plage de Folle Anse is located between Anse La Frais and Ansa Ballet.

Petite-Anse: Soak up some sun on the beach or head out to deeper waters for a magnificent scuba diving excursion. Scuba trips depart from the shores three times each day.

Luckily, you will find some other beaches on the island. Click here to find our guide to beaches for Marie Galante.


If you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on Marie Galante.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Ecomussee de Marie Galante. It is located in southern Marie Galante. Learn everything you need to know about one of the quieter islands in Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, at this cultural and history museum.

The chart just below lists some details regarding a museum you might enjoy on Marie Galante.

Museums On Marie Galante
Name Phone Location Island
Ecomussee de Marie Galante (059) 097-4868 1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante

Historical Sites

In case you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while vacationing on Marie Galante.

Historic Sites On Marie Galante
Name Type Phone Location Island
Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory Historical Site (059) 097-0287 0.6 mi. North of Central Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante

Botanical Gardens

Vacationers can experience a botanical garden on Marie Galante.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Jardin de Buckingham, which is located on Marie Galante. Discover the island's tradition of a garden hike with the Vinbatamarin family as you explore these beautiful and flourishing grounds.

Gardens On Marie Galante
Name Type Location Island
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante

Despite being the largest of Guadeloupe's outer islands, Marie Galante has  small town feel.  You can play off this and keep your sightseeing at a minimal, or go for it and squeeze them all in.  


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