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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:58:28 +0100

Last Build Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:58:28 +0100

 



Required travel documents for Guadeloupe
Required travel documents for Guadeloupe: passport/identity card [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 220V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Guadeloupe
Area code to Guadeloupe: +590 [...]



Language
Although French is the official language (spoken by local folk is rather a curious Norman dialect), English is known quite well by many of the locals. [...]



Weather
Temperature varies between 26-33 C during the day to 15-25 C at night. As the island lies in the tropical maritime Caribbean, it�s almost always sunny � but occasional strong rain showers shouldn�t be a surprise. And if you stay on St [...]



Beaches
The island has a lot of beautiful white sand beaches with water relatively calm for swimming, i.e. Saline Beach, Shell Beach (lots of shells), Columbier Beach (with a small reef near the shoreline), Gouverneur Beach (be careful: it�s rocky at the s [...]



Geography
The island is located in the northern Caribbean, 20 miles south of St. Martin; it lies approximately 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. St. Barts has a surface of only 9.5 square miles. The countryside is made up of small hills (mornes) and valleys covered wi [...]



VIEUX-HABITANTS
This village was founded in 1636, thus being the oldest town of Guadeloupe. Its name means "old inhabitants" Since the 18th century, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and roucou were farmed in the surrounding valleys. Today you'll also see vegetable and banana plant [...]



VIEUX FORT
Situated on a strategic point at the Saintes Channel, where Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea melt together, this village and the Royal Fortress had been established in 1635 by Olive du Plessis after a massacre of Carib Indians. After the edification of th [...]



TROIS-RIVIERES
This nice little village with many creole style houses gathered around the church's square, backed by the mountains and in front of a breathtaking view to the Saintes and - with clear weather - even to Dominica -, imbedded in an overgrowing tropical veget [...]