The Saint-John-Perse museum offers a collection accounts from the life of the poet, born in 1887 in Pointe à Pitre. On the first floor, they have exhibited manuscripts and personal items. The ground floor is occupied by the reconstitution of the inside of a residential house at the end of the 19th century. The museum is installed in the Souques-Pagès museum. Once belonging to an major owner of sugar mills, today this gorgeous colonial style mansion is listed in the city's architectural heritage. It was in 1987, at the time of the centenary of St. John-Perse's birth that the museum was inaugurated.