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Basse-Terre

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  • Despite the appearance of a forgotten sub-prefecture, the city of Basse-Terre hosts most of the administrative buildings. Once the Capital and the region's biggest port, the city has a certain charm due to its past, in particular in the streets of the old neighbourhoods constructed from volcanic stones....
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  • Basseterre is the most unspoilt part of the island and is home to the majority of its natural riches.
    © Cali / age fotostock
  • Basseterre is the mountainous, forested and volcanic part of Guadeloupe, where the housing is more traditional and the beaches less developed.
    © Cali / age fotostock
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination The islands of Guadeloupe

Despite the appearance of a forgotten sub-prefecture, the city of Basse-Terre hosts most of the administrative buildings. Once the Capital and the region's biggest port, the city has a certain charm due to its past, in particular in the streets of the old neighbourhoods constructed from volcanic stones.

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Basse-Terre: the key figures

Surface area : 1704.0 km2

Population : 444515 inhabitants

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