Galeries trail

Galeries trail

Coastline and cliff
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This short walk allows you to see a coastline sculpted by the sea for millennia. Let yourself be charmed by a powerful sea which dictates their meaning and direction to the stones and plants.

5 points of interest

  • Flora


    The seagrape Coccoloba uvifera is prolific among the plants.
  • Geology

    Les Galeries

    These galleries, carved out by the sea, have appeared over time.
  • Flora

    Cactus 'candles'

    Cactus 'candles' and beach morning glory are festooned over the rocks.
  • Viewpoint

    View of the wind farm

    The wind turbines, on the hill, turning when the wind blows.
  • Flora

    Manchineel trees

    View over a beautiful grove of manchineel trees.


Starting from the sign showing the entry to the 'trace', follow the waymarkers which indicate the descent through a dry ravine. Arriving at the coast, turn left, taking care when moving over the rocks sculpted by the sea. Then reach the road to return to the start.
  • Departure : along the Capharnaüm road.
  • Arrival : along the Capharnaüm road.
  • Towns crossed : Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante

Altimetric profile


There are slippery passages at the edge of the cliffs. Wear walking shoes. Do not attempt this trail with young children.
Beware of the manchineel trees (every part is poisonous).

Information desks

rue Pierre Leroy, ancien Palais de justice, 97112 Grand-Bourg (Marie-Galante) 90 97 56 51

Access and parking

Starting point : Lat : 15,903476 N - Long : 61,207111 W.
From the town of Capesterre, follow the road which leads up to Capharnaüm.


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