Make yourself comfortable aboard the electric tuk-tuk and let yourself be surprised by the must-see sights of the city centre.
Duration: 3 Hours
Departure Time: From 9 a.m.
Let us guide you through the town of Pointe-à-Pitre, a city founded in 1764 as the commercial capital of Guadeloupe. From its origins it has been the scene of major events in the entire colony from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Allow yourself to count these exciting stories in the heart of the city, step by step, on the very spot where they took place. Let yourself be carried from street to street to discover the history of slavery and its abolitions and the revolutions that have upset them. Let yourself be counted on the different catastrophes that have marked and shaped this fascinating city. Pointe-à-Pitre’s architecture has often been damaged by cyclones and earthquakes, leaving today a strange feeling of urban heterogeneity difficult to read and understand. Yet many jewels are still visible today thanks to the many renovations they have experienced. Discover the Saint Peter & Saint Paul Church and its incredible metal structure.
Taste the charms of flavors and smells that still shape the popular and vibrant culture of the city! Let yourself be shown that, beyond appearances, Pointe-à-Pitre has a living culture shaped by the legacies of the past and the miscegenation of the various populations that have migrated, voluntarily or by force; in this little piece of America. Experience the creative culture that today mixes international urban arts with the different legacies of Creole culture to create unique works. The route through the city will allow you to brush all these themes during a unique urban ballad in Guadeloupe!
Start your discovery of Pointe-à-Pitre by one of the most emblematic areas of the city: The old factory of Darboussier. On the ruins of what was the largest sugar factory in the Lesser Antilles is now built the Memorial Act, a contemporary architectural jewel of the Caribbean. Let you count the history of this district, from these origins to the construction of this great memorial of treaties and slavery.
The second major stage of your visit will take you through the popular neighborhoods of the city, heart of the artisanal history of Pointe-à-Pitre. It is also in this space that the political history of Guadeloupe is constituted. ¨ Discover the popular habitat and its social fabric through the history of social struggles since the origins, the city of Pointe-à-Pitre
The last stage of your discovery will take you to explore the original heart of the old colonial city of Pointe-à-Pitre. Discover, through architecture, the life of the commercial elites who dominated Pointe-à-Pitre for nearly two centuries.
- Snacks are included
- Meeting location is at the Memorial Acte Museum