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5 Reasons To Go To: Guadeloupe

Do you want to visit a location that offers sunshine, crystal blue seas, and stunning sandy beaches? Perhaps one that offers a vibrant, unique culture? Then why not take a French course in Guadeloupe? This Caribbean archipelago is actually an overseas département of France, and is therefore French-speaking, despite being nearly 7,000 km from Paris!

Guadeloupe is an excellent location for those interested in French and francophone literature, as it has been home to several authors including Maryse Condé and Saint-John Perse. There is also an energetic music and art scene in Guadeloupe, with artists often drawing inspiration from their magnificent surroundings! Read more…

Learn French in Paradise!

This photo tells you everything you need to know about Guadeloupe!

With white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees, clear blue skies and warm turquoise sea – a true island paradise awaits!

During my visit, I loved speaking French with the friendly locals, eating great Caribbean food and working on my sun tan!

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Become a Pirate of the Caribbean in Guadeloupe!

The first thing that hit me when I went to Guadeloupe was the heat! Stepping off the plane, and walking down the tunnel to the terminal my first thought was that someone had left the heating on. Then I saw that the windows were open and realised that this was how it was going to be for the duration of my stay and I had better get used to it!

To be honest, after a couple of days I did start to get used to it and it wasn’t a problem at all (in fact, it made a pleasant change to life in the cold and grey UK!). My bedroom had a fan to keep me cool at night, there is always the possibility of swimming in the clear blue sea. What’s more, the numerous bars along the beach mean that there is no shortage of ice cold drinks.

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