Isles des Saintes

Isles-des-Saintes


The Îles des Saintes, or Les Saintes, are dependency islands of Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory in the Caribbean. The main island, Terre-de-Haut, is known for Pain de Sucre Beach’s coral-rich waters and palm-lined Les Saintes Bay. Overlooking the bay is 19th-century Fort Napoléon, with a museum and cactus garden. Trails cross the volcanic landscape of Terre-de-Bas Island, home to tranquil Grand Anse Beach.

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Fort Napoleon

Located 114 meters above sea level, about a quarter of an hour’s walk from the dock, Vauban style Fort Napoleon, overlooks the bay of Les Saintes. 

Check out the interesting museum, dedicated to the understanding of the Fort history and of the natural environment of the island. 

We found such endemic species as the ”cactus candles” or "English heads” but also varieties from around the world. Iguanas too!

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Point Marin.










Iguana.


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