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.
You will find a small variety of beaches to consider in the area. Whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you should be able to find just the right beach. Just click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.
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.
Another location 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: More natural coast than beach, Anse Kanouanne is just one of a string of beaches that make up the southern coast of Guadeloupe's Southeast Point. With clear water and relatively free of waves, this area is a top snorkeling destination on the island.
Saint-Francois has a few more beaches to choose from. For more information about beaches, click here.
If you like to explore other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Saint-Francois.
One popular destination is Musée Edgar Clerc. It is located within 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 following chart enables you to get some details concerning some the available museums nearby.
|(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|
If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of foreign countries, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Domaine de Zevallos. It is found 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of central Saint-Francois. 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.
|Domaine de Zevallos||Historical Site||(069) 015-0757||3.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint-Francois||Grande-Terre|
Vacationers may enjoy 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.
|Rhum Damoiseau Tour||Distillery||Le Moule, 7.1 mi. Northwest of Central Saint-Francois||Grande-Terre|
Vacationers don't usually go to Saint-Francois to find gambling, although there is one such place,.
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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