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The former factory in Pointe-à-Retz

Architecture - Morne à l'Eau

Here is one of the last examples of the Guadeloupe's heyday as a sugar producer. The old factory in Pointe-à-Retz formed part of a 600-hectare plantation that was destroyed during the earthquake of 1843. However, some of the buildings were rebuilt and you can still see the original door with its basket-handle arches. The chimney, a remarkable square-shaped structure built from a mixture of tufa and bricks in four colors, stands over 12 m. high.

Morne-A-l'Eau, Guadeloupe. Old Pointe-à-Retz factory: some vestiges of a past sugar estate
Morne-A-l'Eau, Guadeloupe. Old Pointe-à-Retz factory: some vestiges of a past sugar estate
Old factory of Pointe-à-Retz of Morne-à-l'Eau (Guadeloupe). The arched door
Old factory of Pointe-à-Retz of Morne-à-l'Eau (Guadeloupe). The arched door
Old factory of Pointe-à-Retz, Morne-à-l'Eau. Well executed masonry
Old factory of Pointe-à-Retz, Morne-à-l'Eau. Well executed masonry
Like a totem, the chimney remains proudly erect
Like a totem, the chimney remains proudly erect
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