Savor seafood specialties in Morne-à-l'eau, vibrate to the rhythms of Gwo-Ka in Petit-Canal, surf at Moule, explore underwater caves or the coral reef from Port-Louis, breathe during a hike in Anse-Bertrand.
Surf, cliff and traditions!
Anse-Bertrand offers those who discover it a true glimpse of the Caribbean.
It is a cocktail of steep cliffs, white sand beaches and turquoise waters. From the Trou de Madame Coco to the ill-named Porte d´Enfer (Hell’s Gate) – which in fact looks like a little paradise – hikers will enjoy the sun, the sea and the countless hiking paths. Anse-Bertrand proudly displays several mills erected on its territory recalling the past of the town. You will be surprised to find the only racetrack in the archipelago and if you feel like it, you can go and watch the beautiful horses.
Inside the sugarcane land!
The Souffleur beach will charm more than one, that’s for sure!
Its white sand, turquoise waters and the shade of grape trees make this place a haven of peace. While swimming, you will enjoy the mountain views of Basse-Terre beyond the Grand-Cul-de-Sac-Marin. When you are tired of the splendours of the beach, you can take a stroll in the mangrove, where wooden bridges and marked signs make the discovery serene. No one should leave without trying a coconut sorbet, the most popular locally-made ice cream of Guadeloupe. Port-Louis is also a town where the sugarcane industry was the main economic activity. By visiting the old factory site of “Beauport Guadeloupe” , you will discover the history of sugar.
The ancestor's homeland
Petit-Canal is one of those places where you immediately get the feeling of tranquility.
At the end of the pier, the sea is as still as a lake as nothing seems to be able to disturb the peace of the place. Yet, one only has to turn around to see the magnitude of the weight of history, visible by the massive presence of the so-called slave stair’s and the Freedom monument. Discovering Petit-Canal means being completely immersed in yesterday’s Guadeloupe with the Duval factory, the discreet presence of the railway, the presbytery, etc.
In the heart of Grande-Terre!
Morne-à-L’Eau is the emblem of the All Saints’ Day celebrations. Its white and black checkered cemetery, lit with thousands of candles, gives the place a unique atmosphere.
This is also where you can board the Rotours canal for a ride that will take you back in time. Built by slaves and free men, the canal was used to transport sugar.
You will discover not far from the canal the port of Vieux-Bourg where time seems to have stood still. The fishing boats set the pace of life of this district and give an impression of soft languor. The village also allows you to discover the traditional architecture of the archipelago since many creole houses are still standing there.
Land of history and future!
The city takes its name from “mole” which in french literallly means “pier”. Native American populations from Central America like the Arawaks and the Caribbean once populated this land. This is why the Edgard Clerc Museum is located there and exhibits many Indegenous remnants.
From the colonial period remains beautiful monuments giving the city its character. Like the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste located in the heart of the city or the Néron house located in the countryside. Le Moule is also where you will find two major sugarcane factories that can be visited: Gardel which is the only sugarcane factory of the archipelago and Damoiseau – a rum distillery well known to rum lovers!
The town is famously known for its surf spots and hosting international surfing events as it is directly facing the ocean. Lovers of calm seas can also find their happiness & peace there.
Le Moule is a land of rich history with plenty of exciting activities to look forward to whether you’re visiting its historical monuments, its ocher sand beaches or its international surf spot. You will not be disappointed!