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Lamentin

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A commune of nearly 16,000 inhabitants, Lamentin takes place on the island of Guadeloupe, in the conurbation of Pointe-à-Pitre. It is located in the northern part of Basse-Terre, in the Grand Cul-de-Sac Bay.

Quite recently, the town was born in the first half of the eighteenth century, in 1720 more precisely, in the heart of a marshy area. It takes its name from the marine mammal, the manatee, now extinct from the Lesser Antilles. At this time, Lamentin owed its economic development to the exploitation of coffee, cotton, sugar cane and cocoa.

Largely realized by the architect Ali Tur, the Guadeloupean commune has now turned to green tourism, offering various thermal activities and still having some beautiful monuments to discover during a stay.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLamentin
Postcode97129
Tourism label
Latitude16.2689865 (N 16° 16’ 8”)
Longitude-61.6391954 (W 61° 38’ 21”)
Surface area65.00 km²
Population15824 inhabitants
Density243 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBasse-Terre (57 km, 49 min)
Insee code97115
IntercommunalityCA du Nord Basse-Terre
DepartmentGuadeloupe
RegionOverseas

Nearest cities & towns

Baie-Mahault7.4 km (12 min)
Sainte-Rose11.8 km (14 min)
Pointe-à-Pitre14.1 km (16 min)
Petit-Bourg15.1 km (19 min)
Les Abymes17.7 km (20 min)
Goyave22 km (25 min)
Le Gosier22 km (22 min)
Deshaies26 km (24 min)
Morne-à-l'Eau27 km (30 min)
Capesterre-Belle-Eau32 km (29 min)
Petit-Canal35 km (37 min)
Bouillante35 km (29 min)
Sainte-Anne36 km (34 min)

Things to see and do

As you walk through the streets of Lamentin, you can discover the finest achievements of the architect Ali Tur in the early 1930s. The artist is at the origin of the town hall and its square, the monument to the dead, The church, its sacristy and its presbytery, or the court, the school and the covered market.

A hot spot in Lamentin, the hot Ravine spa attracts a large number of visitors to the island. Built in the 1960s, it takes place in the heart of a tropical setting, 110 meters above sea level. The springs, at 33 ° C, come from the outskirts of the Soufrière, and you can also enjoy a hammam, a sauna, and a spa and balneotherapy center.

Walking through Lamentin or its surroundings, you will not miss a walk on the fishing port of Blachon or go and admire the marine mammals in the manatee breeding center.

Dynamic and turned towards the world, the municipality also hosts a cinema theater, as well as a center of scientific culture, the Science Archipelago.

Events and festivities

Twice a month, the town proposes its festi'market under the covered market of the XIXe century. The program includes activities for children, an agricultural fair, a craft market or tastings of local dishes.

Terra Festival is a film festival of the environment and sustainable development that takes place in March. The event highlights screenings, conferences and meetings with artists.

The patronal festival is held in May and includes sports tournaments, concerts, a bootleg competition, entertainment and traditional shows.

At the beginning of July, place to the festival of the fruit with bread with animations and tastings.

Weather

Friday 18 august
Min. 25°C - Max. 30°C
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Saturday 19 august
Min. 25°C - Max. 31°C
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Sunday 20 august
Min. 25°C - Max. 30°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Massage and private jacuzzi in a Creole garden
Well-being70 € to 140 € Pointe-Noire (16.2 km)
Guided tour with flippers in the Cousteau reserve
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 100 € Pointe-Noire (17.3 km)
Sea diving at the Cousteau Reserve
Sports sensations40 € Bouillante (17.9 km)
Game fishing in Côte-sous-le-vent
Sports sensations160 € Bouillante (18.2 km)
Diving and snorkelling at the Cousteau Reserve
Sports sensations35 € Bouillante (18.2 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Gate of Hell of the Moule by cove Conchou and cove Salabouelle
HikeEasy2h00Le Moule (34 km)
Pointe des Châteaux
HikeEasy1h00Saint-François (38 km)

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