Guadeloupe Wedding Destination Guide

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Guadeloupe is the centre of the Caribbean's Creole culture, boasting a spirited blend of French and African influences. As well known for its sugar and rum as for its beaches and resorts, the archipelago offers an interesting mix of modern cities, rural hamlets, rainforests and secluded beaches.

Mainland Guadeloupe comprises two islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre. Their principal city is bustling Pointe-à-Pitre at the centre of the land mass; the islands' sleepy capital, also called Basse-Terre, is on the remote southwestern side.

Guadeloupe's offshore islands to the south and west make worthwhile side excursions. The most visited, Terre-de-Haut, is a delightful place with a quaint central village and harbour, good beaches and restaurants and some reasonably priced places to stay. The other populated islands - Terre-de-Bas, Marie-Galante and La Désirade - have very little tourism development and offer visitors a glimpse of a rural French West Indies that has changed little over time.

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Entry Requirements

A passport, the exceptions being citizens of Australia, South Africa, Bolivia, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Turkey, when a visa is required.

Any non-EU citizen staying longer than three months will need an extended visa. Citizens of the US and Canada staying less than three months will not need a passport, although some form of identification is required.

Tourism Offices

The Tourism Offices can often help provide specific details about wedding planning in Guadeloupe.

Office Departmental du Tourisme de La Guadeloupe
5 Square de la Banque, BP 1099
Pointe-a-Pitre Cedex

Tel: 590 (0)5 90 82 09 30
Fax: 590 (0)5 90 83 89 22



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