Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

It’s appropriate today that I’m posting about our visit to a French Island.  We are so saddened by the terrible massacre in Paris last night.  Our prayers go out to the people of Paris and the people of France.  Travelers often recognize the places in pictures in the news.  We exclaim, “That’s where we walked, that’s where we ate, those are the people we saw in the street.”  It is no longer a place far away, it is our neighborhood and we are one world.  I hope you enjoy this lovely island.

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Les Saintes are eight islands that form a miniature archipelago six miles south of the larger island of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe.  Only two of these are inhabited.  Terre-de-Haut is the smallest of the islands but most of the “Santois” live here.

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The little village of Terre-de-Haut is lively and colorful.

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The main tourist site on Terre-de-Haut is Fort Napoleon.  It was built in the 1800s to defend against a British invasion but was used as a penitentiary instead.  It’s been restored and is a museum now. 

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There are wonderful views from the top.

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We took a van up to the fort but hiked down to maximize the views.

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This is a very pretty little island.

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On our sail away we had a view of Guadeloupe.

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The sun sets and we travel on ….


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2 Responses to Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

  1. Catherine McCabe says:

    What a charming and lovely island — we’ve never been there so must include it on our list. Must admit the sadness of what has happened to the poor Parisians overwhelms us. Am so afraid this is just the beginning so we’re all very fortunate to have done all the traveling we have so far. Things might be a great deal more restricted for a while. We certainly live in a changing world of late …

  2. Moritz says:

    Looks absolultely beautiful. I definitely have to visit Guadeloupe rather sooner than later after seeieng all these amazing pictures 🙂

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