Guadeloupe Islands – May 14th 2016
GUADELOUPE INTERNATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD MEETING
Guadeloupe International Track and Field Meeting – May 14th. American Athletes will include Brittney Reese and Dawn Harper. Getting ready for the Olympic Games!
Guadeloupe Islands – November 1st-2nd, 2015.
ALL SAINTS DAY
This weekend it’s All Saint Day. In the Guadeloupe Islands, celebrating the dead is really important. The cemetery of Morne a l’Eau is the most visited of the Guadeloupe Islands. You can only be amazed by its architecture, shaped like an amphitheatre, its beautiful vegetation and its 1800 tombs… Read the story about this beautiful place.
Pointe-a-Pitre – September 19th, 2015.
MINI TRANSAT GUADELOUPE ISLANDS
The Mini-Transat returns to Port Cournouaillais 24 years after the 1991 edition. Since 1999, the Mini-Transat had left the shores of Cournouaillais for other horizons. The return of the event to Brittany marks something of a return to its origins, close to the founding plan of Bob Salmon, the creator of the event. After departing from Douarnenez, the sailors will require outstanding seamanship skills to negotiate the route across the Bay of Biscay and down past the tip of Spain, before heading west for a stopover at Lanzarote, one of the Canary Island archipelago’s most pristine islands. From there they will pick up the trade winds, with the opportunity for a high speed sleigh ride across the Atlantic to show off the exceptional planing qualities of their designs, before the fleet arrives, all colors blazing, at the finish line in Pointe à Pitre, the capital of Guadeloupe.
Pointe à Pitre – August 9th, 2015.
FESTIVAL OF FEMALE COOKS.
Every August, for almost a century, Guadeloupe Islands honor and celebrate female chefs, bastions of Creole culinary traditions who are known as “Professionals of the Mouth”. Dressed in their traditional chef clothing with headscarves and aprons embroidered with their emblem, they visit the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul to have baskets of food, flowers and cooking utensils blessed by the clergy. Afterwards they walk through the town to a large celebration of dancing and dining.
Guadeloupe Islands – July 31th, 2015 to August 9th, 2015.
THE INTERNATIONAL “TOUR DE LA GUADELOUPE”
The International « Tour de la Guadeloupe » Race takes place every year, from July 31th to August 9th, and this year is the 65th edition! The Tour de la Guadeloupe includes 9 stop-offs, and the most important stage is “the wall of St-Claude” (7.5 km from Gourbeyre, Basse-Terre). Delve into this unique experience, the #1 sport in the Guadeloupe Islands is celebrated by people of all ages!