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Le Moule

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

Le Moule - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

The town of Moule is located on the east coast of Grande Terre, facing the Atlantic Ocean.

This area was occupied by Amerindian civilizations five centuries ago (Native American site of Morel to see). In the 17th century, it was the estate of sugarcane and the sugar industry (the remains of Moulins, the Damoiseau distillery and the Gardel factory). The name of the commune, Le Moule, comes from the deformation of the word "mole", the jetty.

The town of Le Moule has several large white sandy beaches: l'Autre bord - La Baie - Anse Conchou (beach of surfers) - Porte d'Enfer - Anse Salabouelle - Anse Marguerite. All Grande Terre beaches are white sandy beaches.

Le Moule also has a mangrove, place of refuge and reproduction of the fauna. You can go canoeing kayak (kayak club next to the bridge).

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Moule
Latitude16.3306000 (N 16° 19’ 50”)
Longitude-61.3444000 (W 61° 20’ 40”)
Surface area82.90 km²
Population22924 inhabitants
Density276 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBasse-Terre (87 km, 1h19)
Insee code97117
IntercommunalityCA du Nord Grande Terre

Nearest cities & towns

Morne-à-l'Eau13.4 km (13 min)
Saint-François13.5 km (12 min)
Sainte-Anne13.7 km (15 min)
Petit-Canal18.7 km (18 min)
Les Abymes24 km (21 min)
Port-Louis27 km (24 min)
Anse-Bertrand28 km (25 min)
Le Gosier28 km (27 min)
Pointe-à-Pitre30 km (29 min)
Baie-Mahault36 km (35 min)
Lamentin42 km (39 min)
Petit-Bourg44 km (40 min)

Things to see and do

The city of Moule has places that must not be missed by any visitor to Guadeloupe:

The Damoiseau distillery where you can taste this beverage indissociable from the Antilles and where you can also visit the factory. It is best to come during the sugarcane harvest season (February to May).

The Gardel plant, Guadeloupe's largest sugar factory, is located in Le Moule. Here too, visits are possible.

The town hall and the church are always busy; Take the time to sit down to taste a coconut sorbet or a floop and admire these two monuments so characteristic. On Sundays, the ladies compete with elegance at the end of the Mass!

The Edgar Clerc Museum which houses the remains of traces of the Amerindians found in the territory of the commune.

At the exit of the Moule, go to the house Zevallos, a former colonial house rather well preserved made by the Eiffel workshops. The place is private but the visits are possible a few times.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Every Wednesday from 4 pm, the night market of Le Moule is a must. You will find all kinds of fruits and vegetables directly from the producer to the consumer, as well as full of local specialties to taste!

Detailed information

Les Nuits Caraïbes
Classical music concerts in the Caribbean islandsFebruary 2018


The Church of the Mold
The Church of the Mold
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Beach of the Other Border
Beach of the Other Border
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The town hall of Le Moule
The town hall of Le Moule
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House Zévallos
House Zévallos
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Overview of the Moule beaches
Overview of the Moule beaches
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Beach of Montal
Beach of Montal
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Monday 26 june
Min. 27°C - Max. 29°C
Tuesday 27 june
Min. 27°C - Max. 29°C
Wednesday 28 june
Min. 27°C - Max. 29°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

At Saint-François, the world-class 18-hole golf course welcomes you to swing around coconut trees and other palm trees. For the lucky ones, go for a ride to the casino of Saint-François, maybe you will extend your vacation in Guadeloupe!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Excursion 4x4 or minibus with an experienced guide
Nature and the great outdoors80 € Le Moule
Mangrove sightseeing or leisure fishing
Nature and the great outdoors75 € Morne-à-l'Eau (14.3 km)
Diving under the Port Louis arches
Sports sensations35 € Port-Louis (22 km)
Massage and private jacuzzi in a Creole garden
Well-being70 € to 140 € Pointe-Noire (48 km)
Sea diving at the Cousteau Reserve
Sports sensations40 € Bouillante (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Gate of Hell of the Moule by cove Conchou and cove Salabouelle
HikeEasy2h00Le Moule
Pointe des Châteaux
HikeEasy1h00Saint-François (11.1 km)


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