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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

Saint-François - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

Saint-François, seaside resort, labeled France Station Nautique, is located at the southeastern tip of Grande Terre. It is particularly renowned for its many beaches, the most famous of which is the Raisins Clairs beach.

The site of the Pointe des Châteaux, classified Grand National Site, faces the island of La Désirade and the islands of Petite Terre, nature reserve.

Saint-François has an aerodrome (aerial tours and helicopter tour), an international 18 hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, a marina, a nautical base (windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, sailing) A fishing port and its fish market, a seaport (links with the islands of La Désirade, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes), a casino, tennis courts (close to the beach of Raisins Clairs).

Do not forget the market around the Rotunda every morning from Tuesday to Sunday, and the night market on Tuesday night.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude16.2500000 (N 16° 15’ 0”)
Longitude-61.2833300 (W 61° 16’ 60”)
Surface area60.00 km²
Population15153 inhabitants
Density252 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBasse-Terre (92 km, 1h22)
Insee code97125
IntercommunalityCA La Riviéra du Levant

Nearest cities & towns

Le Moule13.5 km (12 min)
Sainte-Anne13.6 km (15 min)
Morne-à-l'Eau27 km (23 min)
Le Gosier28 km (29 min)
Les Abymes31 km (30 min)
Petit-Canal32 km (29 min)
Pointe-à-Pitre35 km (33 min)
Port-Louis40 km (35 min)
Anse-Bertrand41 km (36 min)
Baie-Mahault42 km (38 min)
Lamentin48 km (42 min)
Petit-Bourg50 km (44 min)
Goyave57 km (50 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Guadeloupe Carnival
The Antilles' unmissable festivalJanuary / February 2018
Les Nuits Caraïbes
Classical music concerts in the Caribbean islandsFebruary 2018


Lagoon Saint-François
Lagoon Saint-François
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Airfield and lagoon Saint-François
Airfield and lagoon Saint-François
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Marina and Golf Saint-François
Marina and Golf Saint-François
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La Pointe des Chateaux
La Pointe des Chateaux
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The tip of Castles
The tip of Castles
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Golf Saint-François
Golf Saint-François
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Sunday 28 may
Min. 28°C - Max. 30°C
Monday 29 may
Min. 28°C - Max. 30°C
Tuesday 30 may
Min. 28°C - Max. 33°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mangrove sightseeing or leisure fishing
Nature and the great outdoors75 € Morne-à-l'Eau (23 km)
Diving under the Port Louis arches
Sports sensations35 € Port-Louis (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pointe des Châteaux
Gate of Hell of the Moule by cove Conchou and cove Salabouelle
HikeEasy2h00Le Moule (10.1 km)


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