Welcome to The Cirques
This rugged region is a fantastic playground for the stimulus-needy, with staggering mountain scenery, a mesh of well-marked trails and impressive canyons that beg to be explored. Even if you don't fancy outdoor adventures, it's worth visiting these awesomely photogenic amphitheatres just for the views.
The Cirques first began to be settled by marrons (runaway slaves) in the 18th century, and their descendants still inhabit some of the villages of the Cirques. The people residing here are adamantly tied to their traditional lifestyle.
Each Cirque has its own personality – try to include all three of them when planning your trip.