Guadeloupe – Habitation Zevallos

This house on N5 road is just outside of the Le Moule community and stands out for its style. Getting to know this residence makes this site exceptional from a historical point of view. It is a rare example of a pre and post-slavery place.

If we go back to its 28 previous owners, we find a place rich in the history of rural development, the sad context of slavery, the key role of the Indian immigration and the flourishing agriculture.

The House

It was between 1844 and 1870 that the colonial house was erected, a structure that reminds us of the style of New Orleans and for good reason. Two houses were commissioned by a prosperous Louisiana cotton planter. The two houses were “lost” at sea and ended up in Guadeloupe. This house and the museum of Saint-John Perse in Pointe-à-Pitre are twin versions and both are still standing.


Although the house and the tower are visible from the street, the site is fenced in and the visiting periods are considerably limited to Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. as well as the first Saturdays of the month at 3:00 p.m. according to the information displayed.

If you want to visit, it is better to contact them before arriving.

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