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A Drive Through The Rain Forest

A Drive Through The Rain Forest
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The 17 kilometer long Traverse Road is the only road that crosses the Basse-Terre Massif right through. It connects the town of Petit-Bourg to that of Pointe-Noire by the mountain range. This road allows to penetrate in the heart of the dense forest and to discover it thanks to several sites:


The Sites

The Mamelles: 2 pitons of a particular form

The peak of Petit-Bourg: 716 m above sea level

The peak of Pigeon: 768 m of altitude

Col des Mamelles: 686 m above sea level


Sites To Discover

The Crayfish Waterfall, a low fall, but with a high flow

Corossol River (Picnic area)

The Forest House and its discovery trail

The site of Bras David with its lush vegetation (Picnic area)

The Morne at Louis (743 m above sea level, offers an interesting point of view)

The Petit Bras David (Picnic area)


Good To Know

Access to all sites is free

The House In The Forest


The House in the Forest is located on the Traversée Road, in the heart of the National Park. It gives access to an exhibition on the Guadeloupean forest, a discovery trail, a picnic area along the Bras-David River.

The Forest House is closed on Tuesdays.

Opening hours: 9:00 – 13:15 / 14:00 – 16:30

– Access to the Traversée road: D23

– Two restaurants on the road

– Unguarded car parks: do not leave valuables in vehicles

– No toilets on the sites

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