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Grand Cul-de-sac marin

Grand Cul-de-sac marin, Guadeloupe

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About Grand Cul-de-sac marin

The Grand Cul-de-sac Marin is a bay in Guadeloupe, located between the north coast of Basse-Terre and the west coast of Grande-Terre. It is closed off by coral reefs.  Its area reaches about 15,000  hectares. A coral reef almost completely closes the bay; it begins 5  km north of Sainte-Rose and stretches 14  km east towards Vieux-Bourg, passing near the Caret and Fajou islets. This is the reason why the bay is described as a lagoon in certain tourist brochures. This is a protected UNESCO Biosph



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Ilet Caret5.08km from Grand Cul-de-sac marin

The islet Caret is an uninhabited islet located in the Grand Cul-de-sac marine, off the town of Sainte Rose in Guadeloupe. It is about 120 meters long and around 20 meters wide on average. Its vegetation consists of small replanted palm trees as well as a few other plants. This white sand beach is partly made up of dead corals coming from the coral reef located a few hundred meters away. The islet itself is nothing more than a piece of sand that measures no more than a tennis court, but it is a

Musée départemental Victor Schœlcher11.36km from Grand Cul-de-sac marin

The Schœlcher museum is a museum located in Guadeloupe in the old district of Pointe-à-Pitre, at 24 rue Peynier. It houses a collection composed in particular of objects that belonged to the French journalist and politician Victor Schœlcher who was the defender of the definitive abolition of slavery in France.  The building is partially listed as a historical monument in 1979.

Musée St-John Perse11.57km from Grand Cul-de-sac marin

The Saint-John-Perse Museum is a municipal museum located in the historic district of Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. It houses a permanent exhibition on Creole costumes and on the poet and diplomat Saint-John Perse who won  Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960. The building has been partially classified as a historical monument. It is also one of the prime attractions in this area.

Memorial ACTe12.14km from Grand Cul-de-sac marin

The ACTe Memorial is a memorial located in the harbor of Pointe-à-Pitre , in Guadeloupe , on the site of the former Darboussier sugar factory. This Memorial is intended to be a place dedicated to the collective memory of slavery and the slave trade open to the contemporary world. The ACTe Memorial describes itself as the most ambitious place of memory ever dedicated to slavery.

Guadeloupe zoo13.63km from Grand Cul-de-sac marin

The zoo Guadeloupe, also known locally as the name Mamelles Park, is a zoo French on the island of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, in the municipality of Bouillante. It occupies a site of 4  hectares, on which it presents approximately 450 animals of 64 species. It is located on the Route de la Traversée, near Les Mamelles, two mountains of the Guadeloupe National Park, from which it takes its name.

Aquarium of Guadeloupe13.82km from Grand Cul-de-sac marin

The Guadeloupe aquarium is a public aquarium, located at the Bas du Fort marina in Gosier, in the south of Grande-Terre, an island in Guadeloupe and it is also the most visited museum on the island which was opened in 1985. It has nearly 80 species of fish and 50 species of corals are presented to the public so that they can discover the richness of the seabed of the Caribbean Sea.

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Guadeloupe is also known as the Butterfly Island, on account of the shape of two of its major islands, and is a overseas region of France in the Caribbean.