Attractions in Saint-Francois

St. Francois is a quiet destination which is lacking a lot of special sites to see directly within town.  Beaches remain the main attraction, but if cultural landmarks are important to you, you may want to consider either renting a car to strike out on a tour of the surrounding area, or signing up for a tour. 

Beaches

You'll find a small variety of beaches to enjoy in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that section of the coast.

Anse Loquet: As one of the first beaches on Guadeloupe's Southeast Point, Anse Loquet is once of the more visited, especially since amenities are much more scarce as you head further into the point. Visitors who do choose Anse Locquet will be rewarded with the calm southern water mixed with soft sand; making this beach one of the last calm and clear water beaches on the point before they start becoming rough and choppy.

A second place to consider is Anse Champagne. While the resort that once controlled access to the beach has since closed, Anse Champagne is still as popular as ever. Visitors can drive right up to the beach and explore not only the sand and waters of the beach, but some of the abandoned property that still stands, including a dock that is missing a few boards.

Anse Kanouanne: Visitors to the beach will need to take Highway D-118, the main road of the Southeast Point. While the specific beach access road is unmarked, the string of beaches are accessible by any of the dirt roads off to right to the south of D-118.

These are merely a few of what's available. For a more comprehensive look at beaches, click this link.

Museums

Assuming you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Saint-Francois.

A landmark worth visiting is Musée Edgar Clerc. It is situated in Le Moule, 7.2 mi. Northwest of central Saint-Francois. For just a little over a decade, this building has served as a museum that shines a light on the archaeological history of the island. Named for the man whose passions founded it, guests are welcomed to stop in and trace the history of the island through the many artifacts that are on display.

The chart right below enables you to get some key facts regarding a few the museums you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Saint-Francois
Name Phone Location
Le Maison du Crabe Museum (069) 090-8371 Le Moule, 7.0 mi. Northwest of Central Saint-Francois
Musée Edgar Clerc (059) 023-5757 Le Moule, 7.2 mi. Northwest of Central Saint-Francois

Historical Sites

If you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

One popular destination is Domaine de Zevallos. It is situated 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of central Saint-Francois. As part of the tour, guests are able to sample a cocktail or punch.

Historic Sites Near Saint-Francois
Name Type Phone Location Island
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site (069) 015-0757 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint-Francois Grande-Terre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors will explore some other interesting local landmarks nearby.

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

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Saint-Francois
Name Type Location Island
Rhum Damoiseau Tour Distillery Le Moule, 7.1 mi. Northwest of Central Saint-Francois Grande-Terre

Casinos

Guadeloupe Casinos

Travelers do not usually stay in Saint-Francois for its gambling opportunities, but there is one option, Casino de la Marina.

As you explore St. Francois, you'll find that it is its natural surroundings which are most appealing, and everything else requires a small amount of travel.  For most people who visit this side of Guadeloupe, this is exactly the scene they are looking for. 

 

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