Saint-John Perse Museum, Pointe-à-Pitre

Interesting
The museum provides a picture of a 19C creole interior (populated by waxworks), and an insight into the life of diplomat and poet Alexis Léger (alias St-John Perse, 1887-1975). Born on the island, Guadeloupe inspired him to write his Éloges, before publishing Anabase and many other works which in 1960 earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature. It occupies a remarkable house, once home to the Souque-Pagès family, with a metal structure by Gustave Eiffel and ornate Louisiana-style balconies.

Useful information

Address:

9 rue de Nozières, 97110 Pointe-à-Pitre

Phone:

+33 5 90 10 51 78

Price:

3 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

9am-5pm, Sat 8.30am-12.30pm - closed Sun and Bank Hols

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