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Terre de Blues Festival in Marie-Galante

  June 6th- 9th, 2014 Each June for more than 12 years now, the island of Marie-Galante moves to the rhythm of its international music festival. As one of the Caribbean’s major cultural events, Terre de Blues (“Land of Blues”) attracts music lovers from afar. During the four-day festival,  big names in the blues scene [...]

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The 2014 Guadeloupe Carnival

The 2014 Guadeloupe Carnival…in a different way The Guadeloupe Carnival is what you could call a strong Creole culture symbol. Traditionally held from January 5 to Ash Wednesday (March 5). On the whole, celebrations stretch over a two-month period during which disguised groups of Guadeloupians, on foot or using highly-colored and decorated floats, will parade [...]

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The Regional and International Guadeloupe Film Festival 2014

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 [...]

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Guadeloupe Story at Fort Louis Delgrès

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 [...]

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What to expect in Guadeloupe? Smiles and laughter…

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. [...]

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2013 Carnival

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 [...]

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Guadeloupe Carnival

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 [...]

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The Crab Festival

Guadeloupe’s Crab Festival (from 20 to April, 21 2014): 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.

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The Karujet Race

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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Indigo: The Revival of a Tradition

Between 1680 and 1730, in Marie Galante, the cultivation of True indigo plants was at its height. The plant was discovered in India by Europeans, who brought it back to their countries and colonies. True indigo growing particularly fits into tropical regions like in Guadeloupe. What are the origins of a non traditional cultivation? In the [...]

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