La Pointe des Châteaux


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La Pointe des Châteaux

The easternmost point of the island of Grande Terre is known as La Pointe des Châteaux, a scenic isthmus of rugged rocky beauty. A hike from the village through the rock formations ends up at a vantage point from which the neighbouring islands of La Désirade, Petite-Terre and Marie-Galante can be admired on a clear day.

Do & See

Pointe-a-Pitre is compact and easily navigable, offering nicely-preserved 19th-century architecture, vibrant marketplaces, excellent museums and the lively Place de la Victoire, the central square around which much of urban life revolves. The city also serves as a great home base for exploring the nearby natural beauty of the islands, with easy access to the imposing volcano La Grande Soufrière, the Guadeloupe National Park on Basse-Terre, and the other idyllic islands that make up Guadeloupe.