The city of Pointe-à-Pitre is the ideal starting point to discover Guadeloupe
Located on Grande-Terre, at the confluence with Basse-Terre.
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, it offers many tourist spots such as the ACTe Memorial or the Schoelcher Museum. Certified as a city of art and history in 2002, this city is worth taking a look at!
Useful information about Pointe-à-Pitre
Visit the ACTe Memorial
You can't stay in Pointe-à-Pitre without swinging by the ACTe Memorial. Dedicated to the history of slavery and the slave trade of the Guadeloupeans, the inhabitants of the Caribbean and all humanity, this building with unique architecture is a fascinating place combining the past, present and future through numerous exhibitions. A must-see!
Linger over the Darse market
Very picturesque, the Darse market is dedicated to the sale of fruits and vegetables, spices of all kinds and fresh fish caught by local fishermen. At 6 am, merchants hail passersby to draw their attention and talk about how great their products are. It is a lively and colorful place that will seduce small and big gourmands!
Enjoy the carnival
Deeply rooted in Creole culture, the carnival is a key moment of the year for all Guadeloupeans. For two months, from Epiphany (in January) to Ash Wednesday (in February or March), the island lives to the rhythm of the parades. Pointe-à-Pitre and other towns vibrate to the frenzied rhythms of the music and dance steps that animate the tarmac!
Enjoy Creole specialties
The art of cooking is an institution in Pointe-à-Pitre as in all of Guadeloupe! Creole gastronomy is a mixture of flavors from Africa, India and mainland France, placing great emphasis on spices and hot peppers. The typical dishes are colorful and tasty: cod fritters, bebele, creole pudding, ouassou... can be tasted without restraint!
Encounter history at the Schoelcher Museum
Visiting the Schoelcher Museum is a unique opportunity to discover who Victor Schoelcher was, a distinguished figure who worked for the abolition of slavery. Lovers of beautiful stones will appreciate by the way to be able to admire one of the most beautiful colonial houses that still exist in Pointe-à-Pitre. Inside, porcelains, personal objects of the extraordinary man and many works of art await the visitors.