Fort Louis Delgrès—Guadeloupe’s historical Mecca—towers over Basse-Terre, the island’s oldest city (founded in 1643). Formerly Fort Royal, Fort Richepance, and Fort Saint-Charles, the fortification was declared a National Historic monument in 1977. Take a self-guided tour of the Fort and museum, or show up on a Friday when the tour guides are imparting their vast [...]
The moment you arrive in Guadeloupe (or Karukera, in Creole), you’ll feel it – life is good. Laughing, good moods, and an easy-going approach to life reigns everywhere. People are friendly and cheerful as you’re greeted with a smiling ‘Ka ò fe’! (Hello in Creole). The key to a good vacation? Meeting the people. [...]
Held from January 6 to February 13, the Carnaval de Guadeloupe is one of the most popular beginning-of-year events in the West Indies! If you thought Guadeloupe was only for lazing on the beach, wait until you discover its wild carnival ! The fun starts on Sunday, January 6th, Day of the Epiphany, with an [...]
For this 2013 edition, the parade begins on Sunday, January the 6th and it’ll go to February the 12th to celebrate the “Mardi Gras”. There will be parades every weekend with apotheosis during Shrovetide (from11 to 12 February, 2013), especially on “Mardi Gras”, the 12th of February, with the parade in Basse-Terre which will gather [...]
Guadeloupe’s Crab Festival (from March 31 to April 1, 2013): stay clear of those claws! Crab-oriented events made the reputation of this crowd pleasing festival. Diverse competitions (crab races, biggest crab and fastest crab tying) as well as cooking competitions are part of the festivities. The cooks use great imagination to the delight of visitors.
Karujet 2013 – From March 20th to 24th, 2013 in Guadeloupe Nautical Show – Pointe-à-Pitre – Saturday March 16th, 2013 The KARUJET A renown story and race. Created by Eric Paulin and Jacques Boucher more than 15 years ago, this was but a challenge between jet-ski aficionados. In 2008, this West Indies race was included [...]
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In Guadeloupe, the carnival is a real event in which everyone participates! The festivities begin on Sunday, after the Epiphany. A parade takes place every weekend, with the culmination on February 11 and 12.. The Grand Finale is of course on Mardi Gras, February 12th, with the parade in Basse-Terre. It features most of the [...]
The Regional and International Guadeloupe Film Festival is a great opportunity to travel without moving because of the magic of images. The 20th edition of FEMI, the Regional and International Film Festival of Guadeloupe will be held from January 30 to February 8, 2014. Initiated in 1992 by two inspired women from Guadeloupe, this festival [...]
Until December the 24th, come and sing Christmas carols and enjoy the Kakado (crayfish), ancestral traditions of the Guadeloupe Islands! The Nwel Kakado is undoubtedly one of the most popular activity during the Holidays. Christmas week is celebrated with songs every weekend during the evening at local nativity scenes in most villages. The Kakado, a [...]