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  Centre Meteorologie at the Pointe Doublé
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  • Centre Meteorologie at the Pointe Doublé - Guadeloupe
      Centre Meteorologie at the Pointe Doublé
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  • Corals as construction-material at Pointe Doublé - Guadeloupe
      Corals as construction-material at Pointe Doublé
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  • The lighthouse at Pointe Doublé - Guadeloupe
      The lighthouse at Pointe Doublé
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  • The Atlantic Ocean at Pointe Doublé - Guadeloupe
      The Atlantic Ocean at Pointe Doublé
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  • The desert landscape at Pointe Doublé - Guadeloupe
      The desert landscape at Pointe Doublé
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By far the most interesting part of the small island is the Pointe Doublé. This is a very arid area at the most eastern point of the island, also the most western point of the whole Guadeloupean archipelago. The landscape and the atmosphere you can feel here are very special and a real reward after cycling all the way here (like I did).

After you leave the last village of the island Baie Mahault you'll soon enter an area where you don't find any trees anymore, and where the landscape looks like you're on the moon. Every now and then you'll see a small bush, some goats or an iguana, and that really is everything: not even other tourists! This really gives you the feeling that you're at the end of the world.

There are a few (abandoned) buildings here: the ruins of an old cotton factory is the first one you'll see: interesting to see how they even used dry corals as building material here. Further to the east the old lighthouse clearly stands out with its white and red colours, and behind this one you'll end up at the very last building: the old meteorologic centre that has been abandoned for 20 years already. Because the doors are open, you can still enjoy the great views from the roof over the dry desert behind you and the rough ocean in front of you.

Address: La Pointe Doublé, La Désirade, Guadeloupe

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2009
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