POINTE-À-PITRE CITY OF ART & HISTORY
01 sept. 2016
Pointe-à-Pitre is a vibrant city of Art & history
The city has an incredible architectural heritage with buildings from the 17th century and the 20th century
Pointe-à-Pitre ( La Pwent, in creole) was certified since 1994 as a city of Art and History by the french ministry of culture
Take a scroll down Pointe-à-pitre to comtemplate the traditionnal creole houses
Discover the city history by visiting, la Place de la Victoire, The Schoelcher Museum, the traditionnal markets, the port of call, The memorial act, The Saint-Jhon Perse Museum ...
As you walk along the Pointe-à-Pitre streets
you’ll see some Street Art masterpieces from street artists like PACMAN, STEEK, DEFCREW, NOE TWO, MIZER RG 971…to name just a few of them.
Pointe-à-Pitre is also a city with traditions
Every saturday, you'll hear the traditionnal "Gwoka" music played by the famous group "AKIYO" on the pedestrian street. The Gwoka" is representative of guadeloupean identity and was ranked UNESCO cultural heritage since 2014.
Don't forget to taste some Creole cuisine in one of Pointe-à-Pitre atypical restaurant
Lauricisque Fishermen Port & The waterfront & The Pierre Antonius Stadium
WALL MURAL OF REMEMBRANCE MAY 1967 RIOTS IN GUADELOUPE
The riots of May 1967 are confrontations that occured between police and civilians due to a racist attack on a guadeloupean worker by a european shop owner. And some social movements in time of crisis in Guadeloupe. Three days of deadly riots followed, between 80 and 200 civilians were killed by police and army officers.That terrible tragedy is deeply rooted in our minds...
Mai 1967, La répression policière en Guadeloupe
"Evènements" de mai 1967 en Guadeloupe. Un pan d'histoire qui doit encore être analysé et dont les Antilles attendent l'accès aux archives.
LISTEN TO SOME TRADITIONAL "GWOKA" MUSIC
Gwoka was born in a dark period of the Guadeloupe history . It is not only a music but everything that revolves around it : the dance, games , jokes , a certain way of being, in a word, a whole way of life that comes from our African ancestors. Further down the street, A statue of Marcel Lollia called "Vélo" playing the Ka was erected in his honor. When Marcel Lollia died June 5, 1984. His death marks its entry into the History of Guadeloupe, as it becomes a reference in the Gwo Ka music.
The 7 rythms of GwoKa
LA PLACE DE LA VICTOIRE
La Place de La Victoire was named Grand-Place, Place Sartine then became in 1974 " La place de la Victoire" for the celebration of the first slavery abolition in Guadeloupe
LA MULÂTRESSE SOLITUDE
La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772 - 1802) is a historical figure of the resistance to slavery in Guadeloupe. Heroin and emblematic figure of Maroons. On 29 November 1802 at the age of only thirty years, Solitude was executed, her last words were "Live free or die! " The people of Guadeloupe, grateful, shows honor and respect to her memory.The statue is erected at the " carrefour de la Croix", on " le boulevard des Héros" in Les Abymes city
POINTE-À-PITRE THE CITY OF FLAVORS
Take a stroll down in the Saint-Antoine market also call the Spices Market where you'll be taken away by the smell of the spices
The Spices Market
SAINT-PIERRE AND SAINT-PAUL CHURCH
Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul church was built in 1807, it's the highest religious building of the city
"Fête des cuisinières "the celebration takes place each year since the 14th July 1916 to celebrate the festival of female chefs and to honor the Creole culinary tradition. It's a beautiful parade of colourful traditional costumes with their headscarves and aprons embroidered
THE SCHOELCHER MUSEUM
This museum was inaugurated July 3, 1887 , following a donation made in 1883 by abolitionist Victor Schoelcher.This building is the first museum opened in Guadeloupe
THE TOURISM COMMITTEE OF THE GUADELOUPE ISLANDS ( CTIG )
This building built in 1927 stand out for architecture neoclassical lines
As you walk along the Pointe-à-Pitre streets
you’ll see some Street Art masterpieces from street artists like PACMAN, STEEK, DEFCREW, MIZER …to name just a few of them.
MEAK1 - WAIZ - MOIONE - OBSEK - STEEK - KING - MIZER RG - PWOZ
How to paint a big wall - Guadeloupe - Steek Dsu feat Def crew - 2016
A big wall in Guadeloupe French Caribbean Island, paint by (from left to right): Gb13 - Meak - Pacman - Waiz - Moione - Obsek - Steek - King - Mizer...Social network : @steekoner and @defcrew971
WHERE TO EAT?
(My favorite places ;-)
LE PETIT JARDIN
Le Petit Jardin
THE 1973 FOOD & SOUND RESTAURANT
(for the evening only)
THE YACHT CLUB
The city of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe is part of the top 100 cities in the world where quality of life is better. Mercer, a leading global human resources consulting evaluated in a survey the living conditions in nearly 440 cities around the world and is based on 39 criteria related to quality of life
Qualité de vie : Pointe-à-Pitre au 72ème rang mondial selon Mercer
La nouvelle peut paraître surprenante et pourtant, pas de doute pour Mercer, la ville de Pointe-à-Pitre en Guadeloupe fait partie du top 100 des villes du monde où la qualité de vie est la meil...
the city of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe is part of the top 100 cities in the world where quality of life is better. Mercer, a leading global human resources consulting evaluated in a survey the living conditions in nearly 440 cities around the world and is based on 39 criteria related to quality of life , grouped into ten categories .
THE MEMORIAL ACT
The Guadeloupe Regional Council has built the MEMORIAL ACTe, a Caribbean Centre on the Expression and Memory of Slavery & the Slave Trade in Pointe à Pitre, in the former Darboussier factory.The history of slavery and the slave trade will be explained using archived documents, images, artefacts, everyday objects plus visual and audio testimonials.
Memorial ACTe I HOME PAGE
10th May / Inauguration Day FRANCOIS HOLLANDE Restricted / Invitation Victorin Lurel Deputy, President of the Regional Council 7TH JULY 2015 Opening of the MEMORIAL ACTE Remember, Be, Become General
GUIDED TOURS IN THE CITY
Heritage Service offers year-round guided tours led by a guide-lecturer approved by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
If you are in a group, The Heritage Service offers tours all year on reservation
Infoline : 0590 21 68 96
Ville de Pointe-à-Pitre - Visites découvertes
Visites générales ou thématiques, pour les jeunes, les touristes de passage ou la population, le service du patrimoine de la ville de Pointe-à-Pitre propose toute l'année des visites guidées ...
ENJOY YOUR VISIT IN POINTE-À-PITRE!