The excellent, interactive L’Aventure du Sucre museum in the old Beau Plan sugar factory uses stories, art, documentaries and games to bring the island’s history alive, following the story of its sugar industry and its impact on everything from the island’s economy to its population. The 2hr 30min guided tour takes you through the production process, from chopping the sugar cane to exploring a real-life sugar barge – and includes a rum tasting at the end.

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