Pointe-à-Pitre

Guadeloupe

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest city of Guadeloupe, is located on the eastern "butterfly wing" of the overseas French region, on the Caribbean Sea. Amongst the most popular attractions are the open-air markets, just a few streets from the harbour, where you can experience the animated culture and people of this unique island. Be sure to visit the city's major landmark, the Gustav Eiffel-designed Cathédrale de St. Pierre-et-St-Paul, nicknamed the "Iron Cathedral" because of its unique bolted iron rib skeleton.

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    • Famous For
      Don’t miss the spectacular waterfalls in the jungle of Basse-Terre.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Pointe-à-Pitre offers luxury items imported from France as well as handicrafts at open-air markets throughout the city.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      A typical regional plate is colombo de poulet, a delicious chicken, curry and rice dish combining the flavours of India with Caribbean Creole cuisine.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Be sure to visit Memorial ACTe, an important museum dedicated to slavery and colonialism, the first of its kind in the world.
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