Delve into the heritage and cuisine of Pointe-à-Pitre on a tour that combines tasty bites with morsels of history. Stroll around the city center to landmarks like Place de la Victoire and the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul church, stopping for ti-punch, bokit, and coconut water along the way
This tour will first bring you to the town center where you'll visit The Place de la Victoire ("Victory's square"). Here you'll see some old trees said to have been planted by Victor Hugues, the mulatto who organized a revolutionary army of both whites and blacks to establish a dictatorship following the French Revolution. The visit will continue towards the old presbytery and the St Pierre et St Paul basilica, built between 1807 and 1814.You will then be guided to a first restaurant to sample some ti-punch (a beverage made with rum, sugar and lime). Following this first stop, you will walk to la rue Frébault and then to The Covered Market of Pointe-à-Pitre, where vendors display colorful local fruits, vegetables, spices, sauces, and hand-made crafts. The second stop will have you try lebanese food and you will learn how immigration has also influenced the cuisine over the centuries. We'll continue toward the Marché de la Darse where you will sample sugar cane juice and coconut water (depending on the availability). We'll walk some more to a restaurant where you'll be able to sample the bokit (a typical sandwich from Guadeloupe fried in hot oil). Soft on the inside and crusty on the outside, bokit tastes delicious!The tour will end with a visit to the Memorial Acte Museum. The "Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave trade and Slavery" is a unique place of remembrance. It opened in 2015 with two aims: to document the reality of the victims' suffering while using the act of commemoration to work towards a better society. On a 7,800 m² site erected where a sugar factory once stood, you can access the permanent exhibition. Take a walk along the coast and visit the Memory Hill (Morne Mémoire), the Memorial garden with ocean views, by crossing the 275 metre-long footbridge between the panoramic garden and the main building. Once you reach the Memory Hill, take a look at the orientation table showing the orientation points of the slave trade and the slavery sites.