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Overview and history

The islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica have a history deeply rooted in the indigenous cultures of the Caribbean, as well as in European colonial heritage. For centuries, these lands have been the scene of cultural exchanges, struggles for independence, and resilience in the face of environmental and social challenges. To discover these islands is to plunge into a past rich in captivating stories, living traditions and preserved natural wonders.

Marie-Galante, known as the island of a hundred mills, is a haven of peace where time seems to stand still. As you explore its unspoilt landscapes, pristine beaches and endless sugarcane fields, you'll discover the island's sugar heritage, which dates back to colonial times. Don't miss the chance to visit the old rum distilleries and taste this delicious local nectar. 

Les Saintes, an archipelago of nine islands, is renowned for its spectacular scenery and authentic ambience. Explore Terre-de-Haut, the largest island, with its colorful houses, cobbled streets and charming fishing port. Climb to the top of Fort Napoléon for a breathtaking panoramic view of the archipelago and the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. 

Heritage Dominica, nicknamed the Nature Island of the Caribbean, is a paradise for nature lovers. With its lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls and soothing hot springs, the island offers a multitude of outdoor activities, such as hiking, birdwatching and exploring gorges and ravines. In addition to its natural beauty, Dominica boasts a rich historical heritage, with pre-Columbian archaeological sites, colonial plantations and traditional villages. As you explore the island, you'll discover a fascinating history and living traditions that have shaped the Dominican culture of today. 

Don't miss the Rivière Indienne excursion: an immersive experience into the history and culture of the island's indigenous peoples. Sail along this winding river through lush vegetation, listening to the ancestral tales of local guides. Soak up the spirituality of this sacred place and discover the traditions and customs of Dominica's first inhabitants. 

Malendure, on the west coast of Guadeloupe, is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and exceptional marine biodiversity. Explore the spectacular seabed of the Cousteau Reserve on a scuba dive or snorkel, and discover a multitude of tropical fish, colorful corals and even sea turtles.

 A cruise from Guadeloupe to the island of Dominica is much more than a simple getaway at sea. It's an immersion in the natural beauty, cultural richness and historical heritage of the Caribbean. Whether you're a history buff, a lover of paradise beaches or a deep-sea explorer, this adventure promises unforgettable memories and new discoveries at every port of call.

How to get there

Reach Guadeloupe easily

By plane

- From Paris by direct flight: Air France / Air Caraïbes / Corsair (approx. 9h flight) 
- From other major French cities: Air Caraïbes (offers train+plane packages with transfers between the TGV station and the airport), Air France with a stopover in Paris, Corsair (offers train+plane packages with transfers between the TGV station and the airport). 
- From Belgium: Air Caraïbes from Brussels with a stopover in Paris 
- From Switzerland: Air France from Geneva with a stopover in Paris 
- From Luxembourg: Air France from Luxembourg with a stopover in Paris 

Things to know before you go

For EU nationals: valid identity card or passport, authorization to leave the country for minors traveling without at least one parent or legal guardian.

Boarding takes place at the Bas du Fort marina in Pointe à PItre at 6pm. Disembarkation takes place in the morning of D+8 at 9am.

Cabs from the airport. Approx. €30 to Bas du Fort marina

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Excursion to discover the Indian River in Dominica: €30 per person

In Guadeloupe, the currency is the Euro. In Dominica, the Euro and the US dollar are accepted (bring €50 to €100 in cash for your stopover in Dominica). The West Indies have a tropical climate, with a dry season from mid-November to mid-May. English, French and Creole are spoken in Dominica.

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