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Pointe-À-Pitre's See, Eat and Shop

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quai Foulon, N1, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Seafood lovers visit this elegant restaurant for the tasty Caribbean and European fare and well-stocked wine cellar. Meals are served on a covered, harborside terrace. Whatever you start with, leave room for dessert. La Canne à Sucre...

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Some say you should try this Euro-Caribbean hotspot on the marina just for the buttered slipper lobster (cigale de mer) alone. But however legendary the chef's specialty might be, you shouldn't overlook the honeyed chèvre tart—or...

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This pedestrian street owes its name to the French poet-diplomat Saint-John Perse, born in Pointe-à-Pitre in 1887 and awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960. Shops along the street sell items like madras, jewelry and...

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe's historic open-air pavilion, informally called the Central Market, may be best known for its wide selection of island spices. But it's also a great place to pick up fresh produce and locally made crafts that make good souvenirs,...

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Monteran, St Claude 97120, Guadeloupe

Part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this national park is a blend of tropical rain forest, coastal forest and mangrove swamps, covering an area of some 18,800 hectares (more than 46,000 acres). Within its borders you'll find 300 species...

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Guadeloupe

On an estate that was once the home of Coluche, a legendary French comedian, the Deshaies Botanical Garden is a riot of color. Think bougainvillea, hibiscus, heliconia, torch ginger, koi, lorikeets, flamingos, macaws, water hyacinths and...

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Guadeloupe

La Pointe des Châteaux is a wind- and wave-battered peninsula that extends into the Atlantic off Guadeloupe's east coast. A fragile strip of land with castlelike rock formations, it has been placed on the list of Grands Sites de...

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Rue du Général Ruillier, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

This French colonial gem is nicknamed "the Iron Cathedral" for the girders that have helped see it through earthquakes and hurricanes. The sunny hue makes the 19th-century basilica easy to spot; go inside to see more beautiful...

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

This unusual building in Pointe-à-Pitre is a recent addition to the UNESCO Slave Route Project, begun in 1994. It's been called the Pompidou Center of the Caribbean because of its soaring, silver-latticed exterior. Inside, you'll find a...