Terre de Haut Attractions

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Keeping busy on Terre de Haut revolves mostly on being outdoors and simply enjoying the beautiful surroundings – from the hilly landscape to the irresistible beaches.  To understand a little more about the island's history, however, you'll want to make a point not to miss the local landmarks which revolve mainly around a military fort. 


Les Pompierres

You will find a small variety of beaches to choose from on the island. If you are hoping to enjoy some peace and quiet, you're in luck, since several of these beaches are relatively secluded and lightly used. Click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

Anse Crawen: Visitors to Anse Crawen can play in the waves or take in the natural scenery around them.

Another place worth considering is Pont-Pierre Beach. The picturesque Point-Pierre Beach strikes visitors with its bright blue waters, intoxicating views of outlying islands, and the gemstone blue skies to match the water. Those looking simply to relax will be just fine here, while anyone looking for a swim will be just as happy.

Grande Anse: Grand Anse is the beach to the east of the airport, so simply take the road adjacent and you can get to one of the Grand Anse entrances.

These examples are just a sample of what's on the island. If you're interested, you can find more details by clicking here.


Assuming you like to explore other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on Terre de Haut.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Museum at Fort Napoleon. It is located in central Terre de Haut. Although Fort Napoleon was built for military purposes, not a shot was every fired from the fort. Today, it stands as the home of the Museum of Fort Napoleon, where visitors can view pictures, maps, and other historical artifacts from the age when the fort was built.

The table directly below provides you with some details regarding a museum you might enjoy on Terre de Haut.

Museums On Terre de Haut
Name Phone Location Island
Museum at Fort Napoleon (590) 37-99-59 Central Terre de Haut Terre-de-Haut

Historical Sites

Fort Napoleon

If you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your vacation.

One popular destination is Fort Napoleon. It is found within Museum at Fort Napoleon and located in central Terre de Haut. Fort Napoleon was built under Napoleon Bonaparte's orders in 1811 when he feared a British attack on the port of Ostend. Shortly thereafter, Napoleon fell from power and the fort fell into disrepair.

You can look through the following table for a list of sites of historical interest on and near Terre de Haut.

Historic Sites On and Near Terre de Haut
Name Phone Location Island
Fort Napoleon (590) 37-99-59 Central Terre de Haut Terre-de-Haut
Parc des Roches Gravees (059) 092-9188 3.6 mi. East of Central St. Charles Basse-Terre


Guadeloupe Casinos

Travelers do not generally come to Terre de Haut for its gambling opportunities, although there is one such venue nearby, Karubbean Poker.

The pace of live on Terre de Haut is slow, so don't feel like you have to rush around to fit it all in.  A leisurely vacation I the way to go, and you'll still be able to hit all the major attractions without missing a thing.


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