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Saint-François

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

Saint-François - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe
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Located on the south side of Grande-Terre island, the seaside resort of Saint-François is brimming with attractions for holidaymakers. Its superb sandy beaches and proximity to the famous Castles Headland (Pointe des Châteaux), with its wild cliffs reminiscent of the landscapes of Brittany, no doubt have something to do with it!

While strolling through the streets of Saint-François, you will find an exhibition and heritage conservation room in a former prison of the 19th century, as well as pretty wooden huts and a picturesque fishing port. After visiting the town, it's time to relax at the Raisins Clairs beach, one of the most famous in Guadeloupe, with its fine sand and beautiful turquoise lagoon for swimming. The sea grape bushes, whose round fruits look like grapes, and carbets (traditional huts) dotting the beach promise a pleasant picnic break...

Leisure activities abound, with the resort offering an 18-hole golf course, a water sports centre, a casino and a marina filled with shops and restaurants. Saint-François also has a delightful market, which is particularly lively and offers many exotic fruits and vegetables, spices and tasty punch. To stock up on fresh fish, head towards the fishing port and its fish market where seafood is sold directly by the fishermen.

The famous sailors' festival takes place in August, with fish for sale, angling competitions, a sailors' mass, parade, sea procession, musical entertainment and the "Miss Marin" contest.

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Saint-François

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.

Things to see and do

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Events and festivities

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

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Lagoon of Saint-François
Lagoon of Saint-François
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Aerodrome and lagoon of Saint-François
Aerodrome and lagoon of Saint-François
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Marina and golf of Saint-François
Marina and golf of Saint-François
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Pointe des Châteaux
Pointe des Châteaux
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Pointe des Châteaux
Pointe des Châteaux
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Golf of Saint-François
Golf of Saint-François
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