Sandwiched between the two peaks is the high ground mentioned above as the Mitan Ridge which has a few sparse buildings and a hotel, called the Ladera Hotel.
Moving towards Petit Piton and tucked just beneath the peak is one of the original capital towns ofSt Lucia,Soufriere. The capital is now Castries. Today, Soufriereis a small fishing village. Although it is a small town it does have two tourist attractions, the diamond botanical gardens and the drive through or ‘drive-in’ volcano better termed Soufriere Volcano. There is literally a road that runs through the centre of the active volcano.