Monthly Archive: February 2015

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The Carnival

The Carnival is the most popular and animated annual festival in Guadeloupe. During 2 months from the Epiphany (the first Sunday of January) until the Ash Wednesday, there is an explosive period of cheerfulness....

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The Bay of Les Saintes

With a surface of 5.2 km², this bay is characterised by broken coasts, dominated by hills and bordered with white sandy beaches and coconuts. Located in “Terre de Haut” Island, the bay of “Les...

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Napoléon Fort

Located in the peak of a hill called “Mire” in “Terre de Haut Island”, “Napoléon Fort” was built in 1867. The name of the Fort comes from Napoléon III. Although it was a military...

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The chayote (La christophine)

Origin and description Also known as “cho-cho”, “pear squash” or “Christophine” in Guadeloupe, Chayotes are native to Mexico but are now cultivated in warm climates countries or islands such as Guadeloupe. As an edible...