Montagne des Francais, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

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#5 of 7 in Nature in Antsiranana Province
Tour the remains of French-colonial fortifications and get some excellent views of Antsiranana Bay at Montagne des Francais, a mountain on the northernmost tip of Madagascar. A 12 km (7.5 mi) trail leads to the summit of this protected area. Along the way, you'll see endemic baobabs, prickly aloe, and a cross commemorating lives lost during a fierce battle between the Vichy French occupiers and British troops during World War II. At the top, reap your rewards with a magnificent view of the surroundings and 156 km (97 mi) of coastline. Make Montagne des Francais a centerpiece of your Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sightseeing website .
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  • Interesting place to visit. Approximately 8 km’s out of town on a very rough road. There’s a garden and the trees and plants are named. There’s a well maintained toilet block within the...  more »
  • The trail of the Perroquets starting from the Jungle Park is just idyllic. Lots of shade and a well managed trail. One of the highlights of my trip. We were rock climbing here which was also...  more »
  • Getting to the beginning of the hike from the city is easy and can be done by tuk-tuk. Most people go there to see the Baobab trees. We were three persons and just fitted in at the back of the...  more »
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