Mairie de Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante
97140 Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante + 590 (0)5 97 30 31
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Located on the east side of Marie-Galante, with long beaches protected from Atlantic waves by coral reefs, the commune of Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante offers visitors an idyllic setting for your dream holiday!
The island was initially the home of an indigenous population and, later, English and Dutch planters who grew indigo and cotton there. It was only in the second half of the 1700s that sugar cane was introduced on the island with the arrival of mills powered by wind or animals.
Visit the restored mill at Bézard, the famous Moysan sugar cane juice factory and the no less famous Bellevue distillery – and relax, you’re on Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante!
Size4 619 HA
Number of inhabitants3 559
Grand-Bourg is the central municipality of Marie-Galante. On its territory you will discover the soul of La Galette.
The distilleries, the Murat ecomuseum and the Ali-Tur buildings are essential. If the municipality is important in the life of the married people of Galanta, it has not lost its character as a result. The small market, next to the church, is part of the identity of the municipality, as much as the comings and goings of the boats.
The beach of the village, with its shallow translucent water and playful atmosphere, will delight young and old alike. The sunset is a good time for a walk in Trianon-Roussel, the evening light reveals all the splendour of the site.
Size5 554 HA
Number of inhabitants5 934
Peacefulness, gentleness, languor, beauty... so many words that perfectly suit the atmosphere of Saint-Louis!
You will discover magnificent beaches such as the Ance de Mays or Canot. The unreal beauty of the place will undoubtedly seduce you. To the north, a stroll will take you to the impressive cliffs of this part of the island and you will see the Atlantic beat the Gueule-Grand-Gouffre.
Saint-Louis also offers the possibility of discovering the Vieux-Fort river, by canoe or pedal boat, and thus penetrating the secrets of the mangrove swamp.
Size5 628 HA
Number of inhabitants2 995