Valombreuse Floral Park

Basse-Terre Island

Nestled in the hills west of Petit-Bourg, this mature 14-hectare botanical garden includes a wide range of tropical plants and flowers, a palmery, and lots of activities for kids. There’s also a path to a waterfall that spills into a swimming hole.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Basse-Terre Island attractions

1. Parc National de la Guadeloupe

2.91 MILES

Guadeloupe's only national park is an absolute stunner, covering much of the interior of Basse-Terre and including such sights as the Chutes du Carbet…

2. Cascade aux Ecrevisses

2.95 MILES

This idyllic jungle waterfall drops from a Basse-Terre mountainside into a small riverside pool where you can swim. It's a wonderful and therefore popular…

3. Zoo de Guadeloupe

7.63 MILES

One of Guadeloupe's must-sees, this excellent zoo, high in the mountains of Basse-Terre, combines animal enclosures with a jungle adventure. Follow the…

4. Mémorial ACTe

7.84 MILES

Top billing in the French Antilles goes to this huge museum of slavery, opened by President Hollande in 2015. Housed in a spectacular silver-latticework…

5. Musée St-John Perse

7.91 MILES

This three-level municipal museum occupies an outstanding example of 19th-century colonial architecture and is dedicated to renowned poet and Nobel…

6. Marché de la Darse

7.96 MILES

This popular market on the seafront in front of Place de la Victoire is Pointe-à-Pitre's main fruit-and-vegetable market. It's full of characters and you…

7. Cathédrale de St-Pierre et St-Paul

8.09 MILES

Rather than the traditional arches, this attractively painted sand-colored church, nicknamed the ‘Iron Cathedral,’ is supported by iron girders intended…

8. Marina de Bas du Fort

8.26 MILES

Between Pointe-à-Pitre and Gosier, this marina has excellent facilities and a large number of restaurants, bars and cafes.