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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Nearby tourist attractions

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