Saint-François, our home in the Caribbean, is a small fishermen's town on the south-eastern tip of Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe (FWI). It has the longest coastal line of all the communes, offering breathtaking landscapes reminiscent of Brittany, France as you go towards Pointe des Chateaux. The inland is mainly rural with sugar cane fields, vegetable crops, and cattle wherever grass grows.
Coral reefs protect beautiful sandy beaches as exemplified by the lagoon of Saint-François, crowning the city. With strong easterly trade winds blowing most of the year, the place is a paradise for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing.
The lagoon and the harbor provide a great stop-over while sailing the Eastern Caribbean islands.
If you feel more terrestrial, the city has a public 18-holes golf course, and lots of hiking and biking itineraries.
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