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Exploring St. Lucia
Some of the most beautiful scenery in the
world can be se in this one small Island, with rainforest, majestic
mountain peaks, picturesque villages, it's no wonder that so many
Hollywood films have been made here, including Dr. Doolittle, Superman
Morne Fortune (Hill of Good Luck): Overlooking Castries, this was a key battleground during the period of
skirmishes over colonial possession of St. Lucia. Begun by the French as a strategic outpost in the 17th century,
it was the British who finished it when the French surrendered in 1796.
Derek Walcott Square: Dominated by
the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception, built in 1897, the square is also home to a 400-year-old
Guarded by a single remaining canon at Fort Citren, Choiseul lies midway between Soufriere and Vieux
Fort on the southwest coast, and is rich in history, being home to a petroglyph carved centuries ago by the island's early inhabitants.
Our evening water taxi adventure to Soufriere departing from Anse Chastenet
There are marked trails with a number of historical sites, like the remains of an 18th-century British fort and Fort Rodney, where the Admiral for which it is named spied on the French ships from its strategic viewpoint . The island also has two secluded beaches and is the major venue of St. Lucia's annual Jazz Festival. The Pigeon Island Museum & Interpretive Centre, displaying the island's history, is housed in a landmark former British officers' mess building, restored to its 1808 elegance. Through interactive audio/visual aids and ancient artefacts, visitors learn about the first Carib Indian settlers and the island's role in the French/British battles during colonization. A highlight is Admiral Rodney's victory in 1782 at the famous "Battle of the Saints." The museum opens daily 9:00am to 5:00pm; admission is EC$5.00 for adults and EC$.50 for children. For information, contact the St. Lucia National Trust (452-5005).Pigeon Point web gallery
The drive to Errard, near the village of Dennery, crosses the interior
of the island and borders the rain forest. The tour includes an
introduction to the various fruit crops, a "cocoa dance," which polishes
the beans, and a Creole lunch featuring local fruit juices. For
arrangements, call 453-1260.
Marquis Estate: St. Lucia's largest estate is located just outside of Castries. This
working plantation offers insights into the production of St. Lucia's
present export crops, banana and copra, as well as the principal crops of
previous years, coffee and cocoa. The tour includes a scenic drive along
St. Lucia's northeast coast to the countryside, a visit to an old sugar
mill, a boat ride on the Marquis river and lunch at the plantation house.
Call 452-3762 to arrange a tour.
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