Montagne des Francais, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

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#5 of 7 in Nature in Antsiranana Province
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • It took us 1h10mins to climb our way up. There are 3 resting points. If you want to enjoy the best of the hike, it is best to arrive on top while the sun is setting down. Watching the sunset from...  more »
  • Interesting place to visit. Approximately 8 km’s out of town on a very rough road. There’s a garden and the trees and plants are named. There’s a well maintained toilet block within the...  more »

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