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Sainte-Rose

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

Sainte-Rose - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe
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Located on the north coast of Basse-Terre, on the edge of the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, the municipality of Sainte-Rose was long geared towards sugar production and had as many as seven sugar refineries. While the centre of the town and its picturesque fishing port can easily be seen on a short tour, there are many places of interest around the heart of Sainte-Rose, starting with the Séverin distillery. Nestling in greenery, the latter invites you to discover the estate's facilities and the various stages of the cane juice rum-making process, with the opportunity to take a tour of the property on a little train. And to find out more about the history of rum and rum-making, head to the Rum Museum, on the Reimonenq distillery's estate.

Sainte-Rose, also has a lovely Creole ecomuseum with a pleasant botanical garden (a listed remarkable garden), where you can follow a trail dotted with information signs to admire the treasures of Guadeloupe's biodiversity while learning about their traditional and scientific uses.

In addition, the municipality is an excellent starting point for a boat or kayak trip in the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin nature reserve. This protected area will delight nature-lovers with its mangrove swamps, islets and coral barrier…

Those looking for a spot of relaxation should head to the marvellous beaches of Sainte-Rose: the perfectly charming Les Amandiers beach with its golden sand, or Clugny, a long and magnificent stretch of blond sand where swimming is considered dangerous and care must be taken because of the strong currents and large rolling waves. Finally, deep in the countryside, don't forget the Sofaïa sulphur baths, which have been arranged into showers that are free to use. Make the most of them, as the 31°C water is renowned for its dermatological benefits!

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Sainte-Rose

Located north of Basse Terre (also called Guadeloupe proper), Sainte-Rose is the largest commune of Guadeloupe. It is also the landing place of the first settlers (Charles Liénard de l'Olive and Jean Duplessis d'Ossonville, Norman gentlemen and faithful lieutenants of Esnambuc, who brilliantly illustrated during the conquest of Saint Christopher - -Kitts - then capital of the new French West Indies.Olive settled there but wanted to own an island of its own, not to share with the English.)

Essentially rural, the town is also turned towards the sea. Ideal starting point for walks in tropical rainforest or along the 14 beaches to the next town, as well as for the discovery of the mangrove and islets of the barrier Of coral from the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin.

Things to see and do

Museum of rum, Domaine de Séverin, Ecomuseum of Guadeloupe, Site of Sofaïa (showers of sulfur water)...

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Flea market every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Feast Day in August with podium artists and rides.

Photos

The Amandiers
The Amandiers
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Îlet Caret
Îlet Caret
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Le Plessis Nogent
Le Plessis Nogent
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The Ramée
The Ramée
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View on the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin
View on the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin
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Ilets of the Barrier Reef
Ilets of the Barrier Reef
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Town hall
Town hall
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Place tricolore
Place tricolore
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Monument
Monument
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Cluny
Cluny
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Equestrian excursions, white sand beaches, football, tennis, canoeing, sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling in the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, paradisiacal day on the wild islets of the lagoon.

Restaurants

Vacation rentals

Hotels

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