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THE SUITE
Chevalier de Saint George

Large bedroom with terrace and spa/jacuzzi - sea and mountain view - Immerse yourself in nature which offers itself from all sides through spectacular perspectives.

This panoramic suite with a mix of modernist design combined with the unique character of the Caribbean spirit, red wooden framework, its Scandinavian touch a nod to a contemporary universe and the Cobra movement, will charm you with its confidential atmosphere. It offers you a panoramic view of the sea, the mountains and the garden. The perfect place to relax in your private spa/jacuzzi (2 lying places). Its elegantly decorated bathroom, nobility of materials, warm colors, with WC and walk-in shower.

Queen canopy double bed (160 x 200) shape memory

 

30m2 + 35m2 of private terrace with panoramic view with private spa/jacuzzi - independent entrance

Rates according to the period, rental of 3 to 5 nights minimum, for 1 or 2 Adults from 165 € to 265 €. Gourmet and complete homemade breakfast included. Tourist tax of 0.80 cts per adult and per day in addition.

WHO IS THE KNIGHT JOSEPH DE SAINT GEORGE ?           Heritage and History of Guadeloupe

Joseph de Saint-George was born a slave in Guadeloupe on December 25, 1739 or 1945. He is the only son of Guillaume-Pierre de Boullongne, settler and planter, and a slave Nanon. He arrived in France, landed in Bordeaux in 1753. There he received the education traditionally reserved for the aristocracy.

He boarded with Nicolas Texier de la Boëssière, master of arms. Joseph de Saint-George stands out as one of the finest fencers in Paris.

But he is above all a musician, a virtuoso violinist, a great composer and a conductor. Favorite musician of Marie-Antoinette, he became her music tutor, and was proposed as director of the Royal Opera. He had to give it up in the face of the racist bronca of the court. Nevertheless He was Mozart's rival.

From then on, he became involved in the Enlightenment movement and became the first black-skinned Freemason.

Friends of the Prince of Wales, of Condorcet close to the Duke of Orléans, he joined the National Guard after the revolution and became a colonel.

He was arrested on November 4, 1793, at Château-Thierry, suspected of royalist sympathy. Imprisoned for 11 months under terror, he was released on July 27, 1794. He was relieved of his command and dismissed from the army. From 1795 to 1797 he returned to the Caribbean on the island of Santo Domingo and would have helped Toussaint-Louverture in the Haitian revolution (1791-1802). He died on June 12, 1799, at the age of 54 of a bladder ulcer, in a state close to misery.

 

A second death struck him when slavery was restored in 1802. All of his musical work was erased from the repertoire.

Nevertheless, a small revenge took place in December 2001. Rue Richepanse in the 1st arrondissement of Paris (named after the general who had restored slavery in Guadeloupe on the orders of Bonaparte) was renamed to become Rue du Chevalier de Saint- George.