With its old creole houses lining the two main streets, Deshaies is one of Guadeloupe's most charming villages. Razed by the British in 1804, the settlement retains vestiges of an artillery emplacement established to defend it, sited above and to the south of the village. After long languishing in obscurity, Deshaies has gradually developed, notable as a result of tourism. The proximity of the magnificent Grande-Anse beach and the verdant scenery of the Ziotte Valley draw many visitors.
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