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    • Guadeloupe, overseas département and overseas region of France consisting of a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles chain in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
    • The nearest neighbours of the principal islands are the British overseas territory of Montserrat to the northwest and the republic of Dominica to the south.
    • The island of Martinique, also a French overseas département, lies about 74 miles (120 km) to the south.

    Guadeloupe has so much to offer, here are some of the things Guadeloupe is known for.

    • La Soufrière: Hiking through the rainforest to the misty summit of this brooding active volcano.
    • Deshaies: Nourishing your inner gourmet and encountering boaties from around the world in this charming fishing village.
    • Pigeon Island: Exploring Jacques Cousteau's underwater reserve in a snorkel mask or with the aqualung he invented.
    • Terre-de-Haut: Discovering the gorgeous beaches of this mountainous island full of low-key sophistication and Caribbean history.
    • Chutes du Carbet: Hiking through the rainforest on well-marked trails to see this wonderful double waterfall.
    • Marie-Galante: Finding your own slice of beach heaven on the unspoiled sands of this much-overlooked island.
    • La Désirade: Escaping the mainland's crowds for the day on the beaches of this little slice of paradise.

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