La Soufrière is the highest point of Guadeloupe and the French West Indies. 1467m high, this mountain is a still active volcano.
During the 20th century two eruptions have occurred, the latest of which in 1976. Of groundwater type, not magmatic, it was very impressive but without consequences, as had analyzed on the site the volcanologist Haroun Tazieff. But the panic made a lot of people evacuate Saint Claude and Basse Terre, which lost many activities.
The volcano is constantly monitored and constitutes a great hike accessible to everyone. The summit may however be concealed in clouds and mist.
To reach it you have to cross the town of St. Claude and arrive at the Bains Jaunes. Impossible to continue by car then you begin to climb by foot.
The promenade is feasible by oneself but we suggest, after having tried, to contact the association Vert Intense. The certified guides, who show and comment on numerous details that we could omit, will also in complete safety let you pass through tracks they know better than the tourists. They can be reached here: 0590993473 or 0690554047.
Enjoy the pictures, to go and see the real thing!
SMALL TRIP CLIMBING IN THE MIST
JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENJOY THEM FULL SIZE!
REACHING THE TOP
THE BOUNTY AT THE TOP, WEATHER PERMITTING
THE "BAINS JAUNES", UNRIVALED RELAXATION
Après la Soufrière, en redescendant, les BAINS JAUNES, un superbe bassin d'eau chaude souffrée, idéal pour les articulations ou simplement pour se détendre. Il faut y plonger!
When comming down from the volcano, the "BAINS JAUNES" (Yellow Bath), a wonderful pool of hot sulphurous water, perfect for articulations or just for fun! Just go and dive!