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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…
French in Pointe-à-Pitre

Le Yacht Club

The smartest place to eat in the center of town, Le Yacht Club has a waterside location. Here, it serves up high-class French cooking from a changing daily menu in a pleasant semi-open-air dining room with fashionab…
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…
Seafood in Pointe-à-Pitre

Chez Dolmare

You'll find the best seafood in town here, and it's no wonder – this unpretentious locale is located at the small fishing harbor of Lauricisque, northwest of Pointe-à-Pitre's center. The menu is limited to a couple …
Pizza in Pointe-à-Pitre

Bella Vita

With its ancient booths and formica tables, this old timer looks like it used to be a sandwich shop. However, the people who work here are warm and welcoming, and it's one of the few reliable places in Pointe-à-Pitr…
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…
Lebanese in Pointe-à-Pitre

Restaurant Fairouz

Housed in a charming old colonial house painted in white and red, this restaurant brings a dash of welcome Levantine relief to the ubiquitous Creole menus elsewhere in town. The excellent meze plate for two is the o…
Bakery in Pointe-à-Pitre

Café de France

This friendly bakery has a street terrace from where to absorb the colorful goings on of Place de la Victoire. It's a great breakfast spot, serving decent coffee, croissants and other freshly made pastries. It also …
Festival in Pointe-à-Pitre

Fête des Cuisinières

A colorful event held in early August. Women in Creole dress, carrying baskets of traditional foods, parade through the streets to the cathedral, where they are blessed by the bishop.
Arts & Crafts in Pointe-à-Pitre

Marché Couvert

A good place to buy island handicrafts, including straw dolls, straw hats and primitive African-style woodcarvings. It’s also a good spot to pick up locally grown coffee and a wide array of fragrant spices.