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La Soufrière

Les Saintes (islands) — Les Saintes consists of two inhabited islands, Terre-de-Haut (5 km2) and Terre-de-Bas (8 km2), and seven islets.  The first European inhabitants of Les Saintes were Bretons and Normans.  Fort Napoléon has a panoramic view and beautiful exotic gardens in what used to be the fort’s ramparts. Baie des Saintes in Terre-de-Haut has one of the most beautiful bays anywhere in the planet.

 

Terre-de-Haut is famous for the mountain Pain de Sucre, its colorful streets, multicolored fishing boats, and painted wood houses.  Within Terre-de-Haut, one can see:

  • Pompierre beach
  • Fort Napoléon and its museum that recounts the islands’ history
  • La Baie de Marigot—a bay with very calm, shallow waters
  • L’Anse Crawen—a beach cove for nature lovers

 

Within Terre-de-Bas, one can see:

  • La plage de Grande-Anse—a magnificent beach
  • Petite-Anse—a charming village
  • Trace du Dessus de l’Etang and Trace des Falaises hiking trails