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!

Useful information

Address:

Rue de la République Basse-Terre

Nearby tourist attractions

Basse-Terre Heritage Centre
Basse-Terre Heritage Centre
Basse-Terre
La Bonifierie
La Bonifierie
Saint-Claude
0:30
Vanibel estate
Vanibel estate
Vieux-Habitants
Grande-Anse Beach Grande-Anse Beach
Grande-Anse Beach
Deshaies
4:00
Vieux-Habitants Coffee Museum
Vieux-Habitants Coffee Museum
Vieux-Habitants
1:00
Church of St Joseph
Church of St Joseph
Vieux-Habitants
0:15
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