Guadeloupe – Anse-Bertrand (Lansbétran)

Anse-Bertrand covers the territory at the northern tip of Grande-Terre and is, by extension, the northernmost position in all of Guadeloupe and facing Antigua.

When the settlers arrived, it was in this part of the island that the occupants of the neighboring lands came to take refuge. At Anse-Bertrand, time seems to have slowed down and we appreciate the space as it presents itself, calm, natural and wild. Admire the landscape, the beaches, and the typical Creole houses. Breathe the fresh air and explore. Here, we focus on the essentials.

You will find breathtaking hikes with an amazing view of its cliffs at the Pointe de la Grande Vigie. The Porte d’Enfer beach where the Trace des Falaises hike begins  can lead to a 3 hour walk. It is also the start or the end of your hike on the trail of the Grand Cul-De-Sac Marin which joins Port-Louis.

You will witness the omnipresence of mills, the production of cotton and sugar cane that sustained many families. Today, we see the large fields in the center of the region and the ruins of mills here and there. You can get closer to an old mill at La Mahaudière, a historic plantation whose mill has been converted into a chapel. The strength of the winds in this place is confirmed by the installation of wind turbines.

The village church is in a large square with a park, garden pavilion and memorial space. Steps descending to the water suggest a place of maritime transactions. The Saint-Denis church is beautifully installed without bling-bling and has been reborn multiple times since its original construction after being destroyed by numerous cyclones and a terrible earthquake. A cemetery is laid out between the church and the ocean.

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