Fodor's Expert Review Les Mamelles

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Two mountains—Mamelle de Petit-Bourg, at 2,350 feet, and Mamelle de Pigeon, at 2,500 feet—rise in the Parc National de la Guadeloupe. Mamelle means "breast," and when you see the mountains, you'll understand why they got their name. Trails ranging from easy to arduous lace up into the surrounding mountains. There's a glorious view from the lookout point 1,969 feet up Mamelle de Pigeon. If you're a climber, plan to spend several hours exploring this area. If there have been heavy rainfalls, cancel your plans.


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St-Claude, Basse-Terre  97100, Guadeloupe

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