Montagne des Francais, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

4.2
#5 of 7 in Nature in Antsiranana Province
Tour the remains of French-colonial fortifications and get some excellent views of Antsiranana Bay at Montagne des Francais, a mountain on the northernmost tip of Madagascar. A 12 km (7.5 mi) trail leads to the summit of this protected area. Along the way, you'll see endemic baobabs, prickly aloe, and a cross commemorating lives lost during a fierce battle between the Vichy French occupiers and British troops during World War II. At the top, reap your rewards with a magnificent view of the surroundings and 156 km (97 mi) of coastline. Make Montagne des Francais a centerpiece of your Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sightseeing website .
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  • Those who want to see the famous Baobab trees in northern Madagascar can only see them in this place. Nothing to see with those who are in the south but still worth going to see them.
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  • We have chosen the long tour-is a bit strenuous and fossi-striped, but totally worth it. The last stage through the tunnels the more than 600 steps to the top an experience and the view from the very top simply breathtakingly beautiful
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