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Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere

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Address: Vallee de Grande Riviere, Vieux-Habitants 97119, Guadeloupe
Phone Number: +590 590 98-3414
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A difficult journey to get there but a good tour

As others have pointed out, the road to the plantation itself will have you wondering why you ever decided to go and whether you're going in the right direction. Blame the coffee... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
vmarkovg
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have pointed out, the road to the plantation itself will have you wondering why you ever decided to go and whether you're going in the right direction. Blame the coffee plant for preferring high altitude locations. Once you've made the journey, the tours start on the hour and cost about 7.50 euros per person and include a drink... More 

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Mount Vernon, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of this 18th century coffee and cacao plantation takes about an hour; they go more or less on the hour (ours left 8 minutes after). Although mostly given in French, it is easy enough to follow and our guide spoke in English whenever she could. The trail is rough and involves climbing, but the two 70-somethings in our... More 

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Crolles, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (2 adults and 2 young of 9 and 13 years, just loved it. You learn so much in so little time. The lady who showed us around was very experienced, a very good communicator capable of adapting herself to any sort of traveler. Really interesting, beautiful and nicely restored plantation.

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Sandweiler, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

If you visited already other botanical gardens in Guadeloupe, you can spare yourself this location because you get mostly explanations about the creole garden you already know. Not much about coffee as stated on their website and what the aim of this domain should be. Maybe it's because they are renovating the site ... Anyway, we were disapointed. Don't take... More 

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St Pete, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

First off, Guadeloupe is a French speaking island with very little English spoken anywhere. If this is an issue for you, don't visit Guadeloupe. With that said, Habitation la Griveliere was one of the oldest coffee/coca plantations in this part of the world. Tours are provided on the hour and given only in French. We don't speak any French at... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

It's a risky drive out of the way on a very treacherous road (not just my opinion, road signs reiterate this often - very steep, mostly single lane road, you need to honk your horn as you turn the corner, you'll be honking a lot!). The tours are only on the hour, so depending when you arrive you may have... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Domaine de l'Habitation de la Griveliere is a nice place, with a good mudeum at a petfect green stting. Worth visiting when you are around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Very nice and easyunderstanding even if the guided tours only was in french. the guided spent 10 min to let you know the most important things about coffeeproduction and the life at the farm. The road to the farm is very narrow, drive carefully!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Loved it! The weather was not great that day so we happily spent a couple of hours learning about the property, it's history and there local flora. Would happily recommend!

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Place is hidden high in the mountain (I was a bit stressed on that narrow road), the views are stunning! The place itself can be visited quite fast. The guide was nice (only French spoken) and told us a lot about the plants- coffee, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, bananes and many more. You can see how the coffee is processed. It... More 

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