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. 


Plage de Folle Anse

You will find an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. You can click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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.

Another 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.

These examples are just some of the available choices. Navigate here to find our page dedicated to beaches for Marie Galante.


If you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation on Marie Galante.

One popular destination 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 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 enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign country, you should consider visiting a historical site during your stay.

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

Guests can enjoy some other interesting sites on the island.

The table directly below provides you with more information on the other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

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

Vacationers can spend some time in one of the botanical gardens on Marie Galante.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Jardin de Buckingham, which is located within 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 considering are shown 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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