Guadeloupe – Port-Louis (Pòlwi)

Port-Louis is a small, modest village to the northwest of the Grande-Terre section.

Rich in agriculture, the many sugar cane fields justified the development of a port which was one of the first sugar ports in the country. If you want to learn more, go to the museum located on the site of the former Beauport sugar factory.

Today, the port is relatively calm, as is the town, unless you visit the beach Plage du Souffleur. This is where the activities happen. Walk, lie down, eat in one of the restaurants while having your feet in the sand, or rent nautical equipment to appreciate the clear waters are options available to you to spend a few minutes or hours there. It is said that the sunsets are very pretty. 

At the end of the beach is a cemetery of unusual graves with shells that surround some of the tombs. It is a beautiful site that invites respect and contemplation.

In the heart of the village, there is, unsurprisingly, a church. In Port-Louis, the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours church has been destroyed and rebuilt many times since the founding of the parish around the year 1730.

A monument to the dead of the great war is also in the vicinity.

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