Lying to the east of Basse-Terre, Marie-Galante is named after one of the ships (Santa Maria Galanda) of Christopher Columbus, who discovered the island in 1493. It is a charming spot where the inhabitants still work primarily in the sugar cane industry; well off the main tourist trail, visitors can relax on its superb beaches and swim in waters which are ideal for diving, especially around Saint-Louis and Grand-Bourg.
Address :rue du Fort, 97112 Grand-Bourg-de-Marie-Galante
Phone:+33 5 90 97 56 51
[visitor centre 14 Jul-13 Aug and 1 Dec-31 May: 9am-4pm, weekends and Bank Hols 9am-noon; rest of year: daily except weekends and Bank Hols 9am-1pm]