Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere, Vieux-Habitants

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Get to know the inner workings of a coffee plantation at Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere. Founded in the 17th century, the plantation boasts a long history of producing fine crops in the area. Coffee is not the only product grown here, however. Take a tour and identify trees like cocoa, banana, bread fruit, coconut, cinnamon, and vanilla. Learn about the hard work that goes into growing and harvesting the products, and if you choose a tasting tour, sample the produce of the plantation. Be careful when visiting, as the road is narrow, steep, and quite bumpy. Also be aware that the plantation only offers tours in French. To visit Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere on your trip to Vieux-Habitants, use our Vieux-Habitants trip itinerary planner.
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  • First visit is worth: it must borrow on less than 10 Kms from old inhabitants a narrow road and turns in ledges or sometimes no visibility is available. This is the first time - to me - that a traffic sign says "Duty to honk"... Then the site is superb at the bottom of a boiler, populated Valley of a dense, lush forest and a deep green. A small parking lot is at the end of the road. The listed buildings, historic monuments are at 200 m. Outside the small sheds of coffee and one reserved for cocoa, also include the House of the master and two houses of the slaves, as well as a tasting bar and a gift shop. Up to 70 people worked on this site. Admission is € 7.5. (Summer 2017) Our guide, Tony was very pedagogue. Very interesting explanations. The path of the coffee production is not easy and the extremely long stages of preparation (milling, washing, drying, roasting, re-drying..). The visit ends with a tasting. And the coffee of Guadeloupe is... excellent! You will discover that it is called the "Bonifieur" because it is mixed with foreign cafés of poorer quality to improve their flavor. George Cl... as a coffee lover you should rather try the domain of the Griveliere! What else? I recommend this highly informative tour.
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  • Travel in areas of formerly coffee fruits vegetables one guide exciting Sophie and passionate it all made us see even enclosed places at the time 2 hours instead of an hour visit we learned many things about the nature of attention the road deserves to go
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  • Without the time and travel in the Caribbean nature with a great passionate guide, visit concluded with a delicious meal at the table d ' hôte! Informative and enjoyable day
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  • Worth visiting simply for the views. Absolutely beautiful location, and the road up is an adventure in and of itself
  • Great visit and guide of the coffee harvest.
  • Wonderful tour about the history, vegetation, and coffee processing. Guides speak some English.
  • A moment of fullness in harmony with nature and the history of Guadeloupe. Friendly guides familiar with the topic and with practice, it feels good. We still have to eat there in his host's table and we will sign a 5th star. Congratulations to all. See you soon
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  • We had a great guide, both for his kindness and his calm for the explanations he has given us. It has not undergone a course of history or science, but we were invited to perceive and feel the nature, what she saw and what she offers. The coffee is much better since...
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