If you are planning a trip to Saint Barthélemy in the West Indies, your cultural timetable will be well filled. Indeed, the island is home to several museums and cultural sites that are well worth a visit during your stay. These include the famous Wall House Territorial Museum and the International Shell Museum.
The two unmissable museums
The Musée Territorial Wall House or Musée Municipal du Patrimoine is an unmissable place to visit when traveling to Saint-Barthélemy Antilles. This welcoming cultural venue has a dual purpose: it aims to promote well-being and safeguard local heritage. The old building located at La Pointe de Gustavia has been completely renovated to house the Saint-Barth Museum and Library. The establishment offers to go back in time and relive the history of the island. On the other hand, The International Shell Museum will appeal to all seabed enthusiasts, housing one of the most beautiful collections of marine species in the world.
Cultural sites and art galleries
There is no shortage of cultural venues in Saint-Barthélemy if you feel like doing something other than lingering on a dreamy beach. Of course, the Municipal Museum and the Wall House Territorial Museum should be visited at all costs! In addition, you should not forget to go to the Inter Oceans Museum, Pati’s Gallery which is a renowned art gallery on the island, and “Les Petits Carreaux” which also attracts many visitors.
Sites and monuments to discover
If you stay in Saint Barthélemy Antilles, you will quickly realise that there is an enormous amount of things to see and do on the island and that it is often difficult to accomplish it all in one stay. You can plan a day to visit the Swedish Battery at Fort Gustav III, Gustavia’s Swedish bell tower. Be sure to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the Old Rectory of the Catholic Church of Gustavia. The Maison des Gouverneurs is also a cultural place that should not be forgotten about! The Church of Lorient in Saint-Barthélemy is a great place to be during your cultural visit too. Whether it is your first trip or a return to Saint Barth, it is always a great feeling to go there. The tropical climate, the gentle way of life, the beautiful white sandy beaches and the unique local cuisine attract a large number of visitors.