Carmel Quarter

South Basse-Terre's historic Carmel quarter is proud to have several remarkable buildings. On Place du Champ-d'Arbaud, note the Conseil Général and Palais de Justice buildings by early 20C architect Ali Tur, emphasising the authority of the colonial power. Further south, the church of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel (late 17C), precedes Fort Louis-Delgrès, named after a militant anti-slavery campaigner. It's worth recalling that Basse-Terre flourished thanks to a sugar industry based on slave labour!

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Rue de la République

Nearby tourist attractions

Basse-Terre Heritage Centre
Basse-Terre Heritage Centre
Since 1995, Basse-Terre has been
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La Bonifierie
La Bonifierie
A bonifierie is a processing plant where
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Notre Dame du Calvaire Chapel
Notre Dame du Calvaire Chapel
To the east of Beauséjour, a fairly
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Vieux-Habitants Coffee Museum
Vieux-Habitants Coffee Museum
Café Chaulet is Guadeloupe's main coffee
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Church of St Joseph
Church of St Joseph
Built of volcanic rock in 1639, this is
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La Grivelière Plantation - Maison du Café
La Grivelière Plantation - Maison du Café
Along with sugar cane and bananas,
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Basse-Terre Heritage Centre
Basse-Terre Heritage Centre
Since 1995, Basse-Terre has been
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Notre Dame du Calvaire Chapel
Notre Dame du Calvaire Chapel
To the east of Beauséjour, a fairly
0:15
Church of St Joseph
Church of St Joseph
Built of volcanic rock in 1639, this is
0:30
See all