Set apart from the tourist destinations on the south coast of Grande-Terre, Le Moule nonetheless has many attractions, both natural and cultural. Standing on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, in the middle of the island's east coast, the little town of Le Moule was once the biggest sugar harbour in Guadeloupe. Whilst the municipality has suffered from cyclones in the past, it is still very pretty with its eclectic, colourful town hall and its Church of St. John the Baptist, a listed Historic Monument with a neoclassical façade adorned with four ionic columns. Closer to the sea are the remains of an old cannon battery, which was once meant to defend the harbour, and the ruins of Wisosky, an old commercial building. Both these places are now great places to stroll around…
Not far from the fishing harbour is the magnificent sandy beach of L'Autre Bord, where you can enjoy a wonderful swim in the lagoon, as well as a pleasant picnic in the shade of the carbets (traditional huts), coconut trees and sea grape bushes. After relaxing for a while, continue your tour of Le Moule with a look at the Edgar Clerc archaeological museum. Boasting a majestic park planted with royal palms, it contains unique collections of pre-Columbian objects, including ceramics, tools made of shell and stone, etc.
Further south in the municipality, heritage-lovers can admire the Zévallos house, a beautiful colonial home that happens to be the exact replica of the one that houses the Saint-John Perse museum at Pointe-à-Pitre, before visiting the Damoiseau distillery. Famed for its cane juice rum, it gives visitors a chance to discover the secrets of the rum-making process, with explanatory signs about the various stages of the rum-making process and a tour of its facilities. The Gardel factory, meanwhile, the last active sugar refinery in continental Guadeloupe, offers guided tours during the harvest season so visitors can watch the sugar-making process.
Surfing fans, meanwhile, should be sure to visit the Damencourt spot, a place with a fun atmosphere that's particularly popular with lovers of board sports!
The night market, which takes place every Wednesday night from 4 pm onwards on Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, is a treat for the taste buds and the eyes with its local produce and lively atmosphere!