La Porte d'Enfer (The Gate of Hell), Anse-Bertrand
Location of the commune (in red) within Guadeloupe
|Coordinates: 16°28′N 61°31′W / 16.47°N 61.51°WCoordinates: 16°28′N 61°31′W / 16.47°N 61.51°W|
|Overseas region and department||Guadeloupe|
|• Mayor||Alfred Dona-Erie|
|Area1||62.50 km2 (24.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||83/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||97102 / 97121|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The inhabitants in Anse-Bertrand are called Ansois.
Anse-Bertrand is located in northern Grande-Terre. The town is 35 km (22 mi), north-north-east of Pointe-à-Pitre. The Atlantic Ocean face the town and produces high waves for professional surfers. The town is located on a limestone plateau where rolling hills are located eastwards.
Some settlements are depending of the commune of Anse-Bertrand, such as:
Like any other Eastern Caribbean town, Anse-Bertrand experiences quite evenly spread rainfall during the year, with a wetter season between July and November which coincides with hurricane season. The town receives below 1500 mm of rainfall. Tropical heat is the norm, bringing constant high temperatures, especially during the summer.
Trade winds, called alizés, blow from the north-east and often temper the climate.
The economy rests primarily on agriculture, particularly on sugar cane. There was sugar cultivation in the 1800s, but it ended. It is endowed with a rich past whose remnants you can see through a number of windmills scattered over the commune such as Habitation La Mahaudière. The beach, Anse Bertrand, is great for surfing on Grade-Terre. There are hotels southwards, toward Pointe-a-Pitre.
Point Large Watchtower is located on the northern point of the Guadeloupe. High cliffs up to 80 meters tall, plunges in the Atlantic Ocean in perpetual movement. Here nature impresses by its beauty and its violence. By good weather, seen on La Désirade (50 km), Antigua (70 km) and Montserrat (80 km).
Carry Hell is encircled by cliffs, a small calm and limpid water, arm of the sea to the turquoise reflections, gently comes to die on a white sand beach. With far the ocean continues to thunder. The paradise with the doors of the hell…
There are other serene beaches such as Plage de la Chapelle, Anse Laborde (1.1 miles, north), Anse Pistolet & Anse du Souffleur (2.8 miles, south-west).
Saint Jacques horse racecourse, is nearby and bets can be placed and you can have a great time with the locals.
Le Chau de Feuilles, a French restaurant is nearby.
- Serge Nubret,(1938), federation leader, cinema actor and also an essay author.
- Jean Valsi
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anse-Bertrand.|
- Office de tourisme d'Anse Bertrand — Official site of Anse-Bertrand Tourism Board.
- (French) Site du Conseil général de la Guadeloupe. – Official site of Guadeloupe General Council.
- (French) Site du collège Fernand Balin d'Anse Bertrand – Official site of Anse-Bertrand Fernand Balin's Senior High School.