Tourism - Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an archipelago located 7,000 km from Europe and 2,900 km from North America; it is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its tropical climate is mild and temperature range between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. Five other islands complete the archipelago of Guadeloupe: Saintes, Désirade, Petite Terre, Marie Galante and Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy in the north.

The Guadeloupe’s mainland is made up of two islands separated by a narrow water band called ‘La Rivière Salée’ (salty river in English). One of them is called Grande-Terre, a flat and dry land and the other is called Basse-Terre, a hilly and volcanic land of which ‘la Soufrière’ an active volcano is the highest point.

Tourist attractions are numerous: Visiting the National Park, Scuba diving, visiting the Aquarium, Game fishing, visiting the Natural Reserve of the Mangrove Swamps, visiting Rum distilleries, Saint John Perse and Schoelcher museums located in the magnificent colonials houses in Pointe-à-Pitre, the capital, The Fleur d’Epée Fort, the Edgar Clerc Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum in Moule, the Zoological Park, the Orchid Park, the Cocoa and Coffee Plantations, and the various botanical gardens.

Among famous local events to not miss are the Carnival and also the ‘Boeufs tirants’ and Cock fights.

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Tourism Basse-terre

Basse-Terre is a French commune, located in the department of Guadeloupe. Sights in Basse-terre The church-D N of Mount Carmel The bell tower of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Guadeloupe Maritime Boulevard Prefecture of Guadeloupe General Council of Guadeloupe ...