Tourism Anse-Bertrand

The village was a place of refuge for fleeing Caribbean Indians and early settlers.In 1660, Governor Charles Houël at the Treaty of Basseterre, the latter left the Caribbean region the least fertile of the islands: some 2 000 hectares between the tip of Great Point Vigie and castles.In 1730, there was not much that 76 Caribbean territory. In 1825, only 7 families were still present, localized to the handle of the Little Portland.

Gradually, descendants of Caribbean ceded their land to settlers to cultivate sugarcane and cotton.Thus in 1790, there were 12 cotton mills, 24 windmills and 21 sweets. In one of them, the Mahaudière (named after its owner Douillard Mahaudière) took place one of the most famous trials of the history of Guadeloupe, in 1840 between the planter at Lucile a slave accused of having poisoned his mistress.

The history of the town of Anse-Bertrand is characterized by a late colonization and its slow detachment of the district of Port-Louis detachment that will be achieved by 1737.

If the cane has always been present, the cotton was much more important throughout the eighteenth century. The following century, however, is that of sugar, so in 1835, 73% of acreage devoted to this culture.The low productivity of land led some of the houses in the town to crush their cane to factories and Bellevue Beauport in 1865, located on the territory of the nearby town of Port Louis.In the late nineteenth century, the plant Beauport acquires majority sugar lands of the town and dominates the local economy until he left the service in 1990.