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 Guadeloupe: a complete change of scene in a multi-faceted landscape.

 

Guadeloupe is located in the middle of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is actually made up of two islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, separated by a small sound, the Salt River.

It has been called the Emerald Island for its luxuriant vegetation or, because of its shape, the Butterfly Island. Its area is 1800 km2 and the average temperature is 800 F.

 

Basse-Terre is the western wing of the butterfly, an oval shape centred on a mountain chain, the climax of which is the Soufriere volcano 1467 m (4813 feet) high. The climate is cooler and the rainforest is wonderful for hikers. There is a nature reserve and mangrove swamp. Edged by the Caribbean Sea, the southern beaches are of black sand, from which there is a splendid view of the island Les Saintes.

 

Grande-Terre is the eastern wing, a more lightly undulating terrain with heavenly beaches. In the centre there are huge fields of sugar cane, while in the south-west there are green and wooded valleys. The restful beaches in the south have calm waters, protected by coral reefs. The climate is awesome!

 

Saint-Francois is located 37 km from the capital and airport of Pointe-a-Pitre, on the eastern headland of Grande-Terre. It is one of the most popular tourist areas, near La Pointe des Chateaux and with views of the islands of La Desirade, Petite- Terre and Marie-Galante.

Nowadays, Saint-Francois is one of the greatest seaside destinations in the Caribbean. There is an international 18-hole golf course designed by R Trent Jones, and a casino. From the marina, with its restaurants, terraces, boutiques and nightclubs, you can also take superb catamaran excursions to the islands. In the Old Town there is the harbour and the spice market. And you can take to the heights from the airfield to fly over the islands.

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Everything for an excellent holiday…

 

Nearby you will find all kinds of water sports, including diving to discover the beautiful sea bed and coral reefs. There is fishing, tennis, golf, parachuting, cycling, quad bikes and 4x4 safaris.

You can take a catamaran cruise to discover the heavenly islands such as Ilet Caret and the deserted nature reserve Petite-Terre.

You must also visit:

 

  • La Soufriere volcano, the highest summit in the Lesser Antilles.

  • The 193 feet Carbet waterfalls.

  • The botanical gardens of Deshaies, an awesome flower and wildlife park.

  • The museums: rum, coffee, wood, coconut…

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We can offer you many excursions and activities, and advise you about where to go, what to discover and what to do.

 

 
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