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Pointe à Pitre

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  • The main city and economic centre of Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre is located at the crossroads of these two butterfly-shaped islands. Surrounded by the mangrove at the bottom of a dead-end, it appears at first sight to be a succession of gloomy suburbs and of quite unattractive industrial areas. If it is very animated around Victoire Square, like at the end of mass at the basilica of St.Peter and St.Paul, ...
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  • The island's capital, Pointe-à-Pitre, is also its economic centre.
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  • Tourists don't stay long in Pointe-à-Pitre and yet it does have a few museums and a large market that livens up the city every morning.
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  • Point-à-Pitre is dependant on its port, which is definitely worth a visit.
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  • The Pointe-à-Pitre pier is a tourist spot much appreciated by amateur sailors.
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  • The capital's market brings together all of the local produce. Not to be missed by those who love tropical fruit!
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  • Adorned with an array of bright colours, this church resembles none of our European equivalents!
    © René Mattes
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination The islands of Guadeloupe

The main city and economic centre of Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre is located at the crossroads of these two butterfly-shaped islands. Surrounded by the mangrove at the bottom of a dead-end, it appears at first sight to be a succession of gloomy suburbs and of quite unattractive industrial areas. If it is very animated around Victoire Square, like at the end of mass at the basilica of St.Peter and St.Paul, and at the spice markets for example, there is only a small amount of activity as soon as night falls.
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Surface area : 1704.0 km2

Population : 444515 inhabitants

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