Marie-Galante - a lovely place to disappear in time pocket Apr 30, 2012
Marie Galante is called the island of a hundred mills, and it is the third largest among the islands of the French Antilles, with an area of 158 km2. At 30 km from Guadeloupe, Marie Galante has a nearly round shape with rolling hills; its highest point is 204 meters and the little island offers some extraordinary landscapes.
High cliffs characterize the northern coast and nearly a quarter of the region in the north is separated from the rest by a deep fault. Today Marie Galante recalls Guadeloupe as it was fifty years ago: retaining it agricultural history the island is almost entirely dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane.
Surreal scenes of ox drawn carts kabwé transporting sugar cane and the 106 mills scattered across the island like sentinels of the islands thrilling and bloody past provide the visitor with an opportunity to step back in time. The tree surviving distilleries are considered to produce amongst the highest quality of rum.
Heavenly, deserted beaches border Marie Galante, and some of them are considered the most beautiful of the archipelago of Guadeloupe. The region north of the island is the most picturesque, with forests, hills and beautiful beaches.
One of the most remarkable things of the island is that you while visiting the island have the feeling that time has stopped.
Part of the Gaudeloupe 2012 travel blog
Part of the list Guadeloupe - things to see and do
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