Category: Museums

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Associative Museum of traditions and discovery of Marie-Galante Island “Au mouillage” (Musée Associatif sur les Traditions et la Découverte de Marie-Galante “Au mouillage”)

Today blog post is a brief introduction to the Associative Museum of traditions and Discovery of Marie-Galante Island called “Au mouillage”. “Au mouillage” exhibits different means of transport existing between Marie Galante Island and...

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The Cocoa House

Origin The cacao culture was adopted in Guadeloupe in the 17th century and still exists because it is relatively simple to produce even though the level of production is less important than the sugar...

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“Fleur d’Epée” Fort

Located in Gosier Township more precisely on the slope of “Bas-du-Fort”, the “Fleur d’Epée” fort was erected at the end of the 18th century between 1750 and 1763. The name comes from a famous soldier...

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Marie-Galante Ecomuseum

Marie-Galante Ecomuseum exists since 1976. The association called: “Inventory, traditions and popular arts” has organised an event in the island to collect simple and art items of everyday life and therefore it was the...

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Napoléon Fort

Located in the peak of a hill called “Mire” in “Terre de Haut Island”, “Napoléon Fort” was built in 1867. The name of the Fort comes from Napoléon III. Although it was a military...

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“La Grivelière” – The Coffee Museum

“La Grivelière” is an historical place located in “Grande Rivière” valley, more precisely in the township of “Vieux-Habitants” in Basse-Terre Island. In 1761, it previous name was “Caféière Saint-Joseph” but few years later in 1843, it becomes...