Saint-Francois Attractions

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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 handful of beaches to consider in the area. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you should be able to find just the right beach. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.

Anse Loquet: Once onto the Southeast point, Anse Loquet is the second right turn that you can make when on Highway D-118.

Another location for beach-goers 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: Anse Kanouanne is a small beach, really not much more than a strip of sand. However, its remoteness and wall of trees give it near absolute privacy from the world outside, making a prime beach for those looking to get away.

Of course, the area has some other beaches to choose from in the area. Use this link to read our page concerning beaches for Saint-Francois.

Museums

Assuming you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Saint-Francois.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors 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 directly below provides you with some details concerning a few 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

Like learning some of the historical roots of places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing in Saint-Francois.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Domaine de Zevallos. It is located 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 experience some other interesting sites worth visiting nearby.

If you'd like to observe the distillery process, you might enjoy a visit to 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

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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