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

There are a good group of beaches to enjoy in the area. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that beach.

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 option worth considering is Anse Champagne. Much of the effect that the resort had on the beach is still visible. However, without regular maintenance the beach is slowly being reclaimed by nature, with many palm trees and shrubs popping up from the sand.

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.

Fortunately, you can find quite a few other beaches to choose from in the area. For a better look at this topic, see this article.

Museums

In case you like to explore other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Saint-Francois.

A common landmark for vacationers is Musée Edgar Clerc. It is located 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 has more details on a few museums 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

Do you like exploring the historical roots of foreign countries? If so, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing in Saint-Francois.

Many travelers choose to visit 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.

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

Vacationers will discover some other worthwhile places to visit close to Saint-Francois.

If you'd like 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 don't generally stay in Saint-Francois to gamble, although there is one to check out, 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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