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Pointe des Chateaux, Saint Francois
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You'll embark on a short but reasonably strenuous hike to Pointe des Chateaux, where you're able to absorb views of the Atlantic Ocean. The climb to the cross at the summit, though fairly steep, is landscaped into a stairway. Once conquered, you're rewarded with 360-degree vistas. From here the trail reveals a rugged shoreline and eventually connects you back to where you started. Be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen for you trip, and sensible footwear is essential. Make Pointe des Chateaux a centerpiece of your Saint Francois vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Saint Francois trip itinerary planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful place in Guadeloupe, to do. The road is accessible by car through, you won't have a few hundreds of meters to enjoy the views then no excuse to not go! Attention however to swimming. (The photos that I post here are taken from aircraft) One of the best places of Guadeloupe, easily accessible by car. Only a few hundred of meters by walk before getting to the point of views, so you have no. excuse not to go visit this place! Be careful if you want to have a bath though, it can be dangerous.
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  • Of St Francis at the edge of the castles, try to find tiny corners of beaches to enjoy an exceptional water. The tip of the castles is beautiful, the view on the superb Désirade. Water, sand, lagoon are amazing. Attention, fairly strong current. Nostalgia, I frequent this place for decades and "the aquarium" bled out little by little. Today, a lot of fish in the lagoon. But don't do you it not to pass on to site.
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  • It's a nice walk to do, after that we should not add tons; It's pretty, but the a cross guadeloupe to see this site, certainly not. Is has to do if you are in the vicinity. The Ballad is simple, just 10 minutes to mount the top of the rock, where we have a nice view on the surrounding beaches, but it is not a stunning view either.
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  • After all the nice beaches it was nice to see the wild cliffs. It was cool with the big waves and the wind. It's bice to walk around and discover the area.
  • It is very nice
  • One of my favorite places to visit I used to go there as a child with my father and my brother. I just went to visit it in August with my 11 year old daughter. I was in tears at the beauty of that place...
  • Things to do in the area are well to do. Be it the beach, covi ice cream, mount the tip from castles to the sunset.
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  • Tip is of Grande Terre. The wind and waves breaking on the rocks: a pretty sight has admire by minimal attention. The tip is presented in guidebooks as "a piece of Brittany in Guadeloupe" because rather rocky and "torn"! :-)
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