Attractions on Marie Galante

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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. 

Beaches

Plage de Folle Anse

You will discover several beaches to consider on the island. Click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Anse Canot: In addition all of the regular beach activities, visitors to Anse Canot can enjoy a variety of water sports off the coast of Anse Canot. There are no facilities, however, so be sure to bring your own supplies.

A second place 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.

Needless to say, you'll find plenty of other beaches to choose from on the island. For more in formation concerning beaches available, navigate to this page.

Museums

In case you like to learn about other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

A common landmark for vacationers is Ecomussee de Marie Galante. It is found 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 table just below provides some key facts concerning 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

If you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of a foreign country, you should consider visiting a historical site during your vacation.

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

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors will experience some other worthwhile local landmarks on Marie Galante.

Some of the other kinds of landmarks on Marie Galante are displayed right below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Marie Galante
Name Type Location
Distillerie Poisson Distillery 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg
Rhum Belle Distillery Distillery Central Marie Galante

Botanical Gardens

Guests can experience one of the botanical gardens on Marie Galante.

To surround yourself with 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.

The gardens worth looking into are displayed right below.

Gardens On Marie Galante
Name Type Location
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg
Jardin de l'Habitation Murat Botanical Garden 0.1 mi. South of Central Grand-Bourg

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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