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'll find a good group of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Just click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that specific 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 alternative 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.
Needless to say, the area is home to additional beaches to choose from in the area. If you're interested, you can find out more by following this link.
Assuming you like to learn about other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit 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 following table provides you with more details concerning some 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 like to explore the historical roots of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your time in Saint-Francois.
A landmark worth visiting 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|
Visitors can explore some other worthwhile sites close to Saint-Francois.
If you want 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.
|Rhum Damoiseau Tour||Distillery||Le Moule, 7.1 mi. Northwest of Central Saint-Francois||Grande-Terre|
People don't generally come to Saint-Francois to gamble, although there is one to check out,.
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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