Continuing east from Ste-Anne, you'll notice many old round towers named for Father Labat, the Dominican founder of the sugar-cane industry. These towers were once used as mills to grind the cane. St-François, 40km (25 miles) east of Pointe-à-Pitre, used to be a sleepy fishing village; then Air France discovered it and opened a Meridien hotel with a casino. That was followed by the promotional activities of J. F. Rozan, a native who invested heavily to make St-François a jet-set resort. Now the once sleepy village has first-class accommodations, as well as an airport available to private jets, a golf course (it's the golfing center of the island), and a marina, where there's a casino. It also has some good beaches and is known for its Creole restaurants.
Best Places to Go in 2023
Top Picks Paris Washington, D.C. Rome San Francisco MiamiThe Best of the Caribbean The Best of Mexico Cruise Inspiration: Top Picks All Destinations »
California Road Trip Guides The Best of the Caribbean The Best of Mexico Cruise Inspiration: Top Picks All Trip Ideas »
Deals & Bookings
Tips & News
How to Craft the Perfect Itinerary for Any Destination
Air Travel Credit Cards & Loyalty Points Cruise News Entry Requirements & Customs Car, Bus, Rail News Money & FeesFAQs Store All Tips & News »