Basse-Terre is located on a volcanic chain crowned by Soufrière in the heart of a dense tropical vegetation. Mountainous massif covered by the 17 000 ha rainforest, managed by the National Park, it includes many marked hiking routes. Falls, waterfalls, pools, parks, lush vegetation, Basse-Terre reveals all its natural charm. It is also lined with pebble beaches and ocher sands, brown, black or pink, as well as a world-famous underwater reserve: The reserve of Commander Cousteau located in Pigeon, Bouillante. Basse-Terre is home to many testimonies of the cultural diversity of the island: Catholic church, Hindu temple, archaeological remains of the first inhabitants and the 17th century military fort.

Some unavoidable sites:

The National Park, 7th National Park of France
The Pigeon Islands and the Cousteau Reserve in Bouillante
The spectacular Carbet Falls from Capesterre-Belle-Eau
The crayfish waterfall on the crossing road
The Grande Anse beach in Deshaies
The Soufriere volcano in Saint-Claude, the highest point in the Lesser Antilles
The Grand-Cul-de-Sac Marin nature reserve dotted with islets between Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre
The city of Basse-Terre, classified city of Art and History with its historic districts and its famous Fort Delgrès
The center of embroidery and textile arts of Vieux-Fort
The Domaine de l’Habitation La Grivelière in Vieux-Habitants – former home and farm of the eighteenth century whose coffee and cocoa have made the reputation
The Archaeological Park of the engraved rocks of Trois-Rivières

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