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Below the volcano - QTVR Panorama Page - September 2005
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Martinique: Terrace of the volcanological observatory at Morne des Cadets. From left to right: the prehistoric dome Petit Piton (524m.a.s.l.), the observatory, La Pelée volcano (1397m.a.s.l.), the village Fonds-Saint-Denis, the pliocenic domes of Pitons du Carbet (1117m.a.s.l.).
Martinique: A family enjoys the palms and the black sand beach of Anse Céron at the volcano's western foot. The round Ilet la Perle with its round dome just rises from the sea at right of the setting sun. Further on the right, marine erosion has exposed layers and blocks of pyroclastic flows.
Guadeloupe, Basse Terre: At Bouillante village, these complex geothermal pipes collect steam heated by the volcano.
Guadeloupe, Basse Terre: Roby enjoys a cool bath and nice views at the Cascade aux Écrevisses (Fall of the freshwater shrimps).
Guadeloupe, Grande Terre: While Basse Terre is volcanic, Grande Terre is sedimentary. Coral beach Plage de Bois-Jolan with the flat island Marie-Galante on the center horizon.
Guadeloupe, Grande Terre: The easternmost point of Grande Terre is Pointe des Chateaux. The coral beach of Grandes Salines on the right and the island La Désiderade in the center, on the horizon.