A volcanic landscape, this part of the island is represented on all the postcards by its two rocky spurs - twin needles which shoot up in a surprisingly upright way, at an altitude of 2,625 ft above the sea. Formed by the lava of old volcanoes, these two emblematic domes are inaccessible and only to be looked at.
The two peaks rise sheer from the sea to a height of more than 800m.© Alexandre Sargos / EASYVOYAGE
The Pitons Management Area became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.© Alexandre Sargos / EASYVOYAGE
There are routes to the top, but they aren't all accessible to the public.© Alexandre Sargos / EASYVOYAGE
They are located in the south-west of the island, in an area close to sulphur springs and still unspoilt.© GRAPHICOBSESSION
There aren't many hotels with a view of the famous Pitons.© Alexandre Sargos / EASYVOYAGE