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PRESENTATION OF MARIE GALANTE
PRESENTATION OF MARIE GALANTE
Marie-Galante
Introduction

Nicknamed “The island of One Hundred Mills” or “The Big Cookie”, Marie Galante is about 40 km from the coast of Guadeloupe.   The island has a particular topography - a fault of 200 meters separates it into two distinct regions.     The north is chara ...

PRESENTATION OF MARIE GALANTE    
BIELLE DISTILLERY
BIELLE DISTILLERY
Marie-Galante (Grand Bourg)
Rums

Situated on the hills of Grand Bourg, the Bielle distillery is the best known distillery of Marie Galante. Established at the end of the 19th century, it has retained the Guadeloupe tradition continuing to manufacture agricultural rum from a pure cane juice.   At the distillery ...

BIELLE DISTILLERY    
FOLLE ANSE BEACH
FOLLE ANSE BEACH
Marie-Galante (Saint Louis)
Beaches

In the direction of Saint Louis,the beach of Folle Anse, the largest of the island, lies between the quay of Folle Anse and the Bourg de Saint Louis.   Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this beach of white sand, with its shallow waters is the perfect place for a picnic with family ...

FOLLE ANSE BEACH    
LA FEUILLÈRE BEACH
LA FEUILLÈRE BEACH
Marie-Galante (Capesterre)
Beaches

Protected by a coral reef, the beach of La Feuillère is one of the most beautiful of the island and also the most photographed.   Agitated and adorned with rocks at its entrance, this beach is one of the best kite surfing spots in the Caribbean.      

LA FEUILLÈRE BEACH    
MANGROVE
MANGROVE
Marie-Galante (Saint Louis)
Natural beauty

The CISMAG is a local association which promotes the integration of young people from Marie Galante; it offers excursions through the mangrove by pedal boat or canoe. 1.5 km in length, you glide over the water and discover banks lined with rushes, rare trees,and many species of b ...

MANGROVE    
MOUSTIQUE BEACH
MOUSTIQUE BEACH
Marie-Galante (Saint Louis)
Beaches

Located 3 km from Saint Louis, the Moustique Beach is a very beautiful beach of white sand, which stretches for several kilometres. Ideal for picnics, it is home to Manchineel trees.   Warning: these trees have highly toxic bark,sap, leaves and fruit. They have been painted wit ...

MOUSTIQUE BEACH    
Poisson Distillery
Poisson Distillery
Marie-Galante (Grand Bourg)
Rums

2 km from Grand Bourg, the Poisson Distillery(PèreLabat) produces one of the most famous rums of the Caribbean.   Founded in 1860, Edouard Rameauimproved the process of rum preparation by using the same distillation process as used for cognac.  Producing only 200,000 litres of ...

Poisson Distillery    
THE MARE AU PUNCH
THE MARE AU PUNCH
Marie-Galante (Grand Bourg)
Historic sites

Facing the Pirogue plant, 5 km from Grand Bourg, the Mare au Punch hides a short story.   It is said that during the night of 24 to 25 June 1849 former slaves, very angry after multiple attempts at fraud, by their former masters in the legislative elections, attacked the Pirogu ...

THE MARE AU PUNCH    
THE MOULIN DE BÉZARD
THE MOULIN DE BÉZARD
Marie-Galante (Capesterre)
Historic sites

Situated in the commune of Saint Louis, the Moulin de Bézard was built in the 19th century. Until 1956 it was used to grind cane for sugar production. In 1994 it was restored to its original design, and has retained its sails, timberwork and even its original machinery.     To ...

THE MOULIN DE BÉZARD    
THE MURAT CHATEAU
THE MURAT CHATEAU
Marie-Galante (Grand Bourg)
Historic sites

On the Capesterre road, the Murat chateau, also called the "Habitation Murat" was the largest sugar cane plantation in Guadeloupe.   Designed by Jeanne Laballe in the 19th century, the Murat chateau, has become an ecomuseum bringing together three centuries of the story of the ...

THE MURAT CHATEAU