Beauport - Le pays de la Canne
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe
Jardin botanique de Deshaies
Rhum Karukéra
Green Blue Houses
Casino Saint François
village du littoral

City Hall

Architecture - Basse-Terre

In 1889, Mayor Hildebert Bernus began construction on a City Hall across from Cours Nolivos square (also known as Place de la Liberté). In contrast to the traditional buildings of the Saint-François quarter, the Hôtel de Ville is neoclassical in style. The decision to create it was part of a mayoral effort to showcase Basse-Terre, which was then in fierce competition with Pointe-à-Pitre. Enlarged in the 1980s and recently renovated, its roof summit retains the original octagonal belfry. On the occasion of the Tercentenary of the establishment of the French Antilles (1935), six paintings by Georges Rohner were installed inside.

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