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“NOVEMBER ILLUMINATION”
Mar 27, 2018
“Kinda cool”
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Morne-A-l'Eau, Guadeloupe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Morne à l'eau is well known for this funeral heritage with black and white graves in the main cemetery on a hillside. The graves will be illuminated on the eve of all saints day.

Thank pierrelombion
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We've visited some pretty cemeteries in the past and the Cimetiere de Morne-a-L'eau was kinda cool and different. Not as solemn as Arlington, not as creepy as New Orleans, not as dramatic as Punta Arenas. This one is built on a small hill and almost...More

Thank StephenN1694
Reviewed 27 February 2018

This turned out to be a delightful and interesting stop. All the tombs are unique, and we could have spent much more time there investigating them all.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I would definitely recommend stopping here. right in the middle of the city. We parked in the parking lot of gas station - stores. You can expect to spend 20 minutes to an hour walking around. Be sure to walk all the way to the...More

Thank Fbroz
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We took a two hour round trip to get here on a cloudy day. It is remarkable and unique in my experience. It is worth a visit although the area around the parking up the back street is a bit gritty. We just parked on...More

Thank Frances J
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The parking is hard to find but this is well worth the stop. Once in the Cemetary you walk up stairs and just see how large the area actually is and I would guess thousands of black and white graves.

Thank vision_quest61
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Make a stop at this design-y eternal resting place for it's black & white gravestones. Like being in a Lewis Carrol story or a checkerboard-themed park. Built on a hill overlooking a busy traffic circle. Take 30 minutes to stroll among the family graves, admiring...More

Thank bklynchou
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here at the end of our tour of Grand Terre. The graves above ground are different than I've seen before. A lot of the graves have pictures of the deceased on them

Thank campervan_question
Reviewed 7 January 2017

On the eastern end of the Butterfly Island you can stop in Morne-a-l'Eau to see the checkerboard cemetery on the hillside where the graves are tend for by the members of the deceased families.

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Not similar to famous places like pere lachaise or greenwood, but this cemetery is better than other above ground cemeteries, because it's on a hill. They should make a jigsaw puzzle of this, it wood be super hard. Enjoyed seeing the variations on the traditional...More

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