Cap Malheureux Church

Don’t let Cap Malheureux’s name put you off. These days, there’s nothing malheureux (‘unfortunate’) about this pretty fishing village on the island’s northern tip.

The simple little church of Notre Dame Auxiliatrice is one of the most photographed sights on the island – its bright red roof pops against the background of blue sky, turquoise waters and dramatic headland of Le Coin de Mire.

You’re welcome to pop into the church, either to join mass or take a peek at the holy water basin made from a giant clam shell.

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