In the Caribbean, between Puerto Rico and St Lucia, is the archipelago of Guadeloupe (pronounce gwa-de-loop). The French West Indies or French Caribbean are currently two territories (St Barthelemy and St Martin) and two overseas states -“départements” in French- (Guadeloupe and Martinique). The French West Indies have always looked towards the old continent rather towards their Caribbean neighbors. Flying from the USA, a long journey and a couple of connected flights will bring you to this gem of the Caribbean. As a French citizen from the continent, those islands, those pieces of France far away in the Caribbean have always been for like a dream, an El Dorado, heaven on Earth.
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