Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Pointe-à-Pitre

Mémorial ACTe

Opening in 2015, this massively important museum of the slave trade and slavery is quite simply a must-see for any visitor to Guadeloupe. Housed in a spectacular silver-latticework structure on the site of the forme…
Museum in Pointe-à-Pitre

Musée St-John Perse

This three-level municipal museum occupies an outstanding example of 19th-century colonial architecture and is dedicated to the renowned poet and Nobel laureate Alexis Leger (1887–1975), better known by his nom de p…
Cathedral in Pointe-à-Pitre

Cathédrale de St-Pierre et St-Paul

Rather than the traditional arches, this attractively painted sand-colored church, nicknamed the ‘Iron Cathedral,’ is supported by iron girders intended to brace it against earthquakes and hurricanes. It's quite unu…
Market in Pointe-à-Pitre

Marché de la Darse

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 will nearly always be offered some free samples.
Museum in Pointe-à-Pitre

Musée Schoelcher

Occupying an interesting period building, this museum is dedicated to the life of abolitionist Victor Schoelcher. While the museum was closed for a major refit at the time of research, the main exhibits are art piec…