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Le Moule

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

Additional information
Le Moule

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).

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.

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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!

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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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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!

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