Guadeloupe spreads its tropical butterfly wings in shimmering colours, declining the expanses of blue and green punctuated by the sinuous lines of the white beaches... Here is the scenery planted upon your arrival at Pointe-à-Pitre Airport! Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory, is an archipelago in the West Indies located south of the Caribbean Sea. Its two largest islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, separated by the Salt River, each evoke a butterfly wing, hence the nickname of the archipelago. The hilly island of Grande-Terre has long beaches and vast sugar cane fields from which rum is produced. On the island of Basse-Terre, nature lovers enjoy a visit to the Guadeloupe National Park with its Carbet Falls and the Great Soufrière volcano. In addition, there are the small islands, including Marie-Galante, Désirade and Les Saintes. Guadeloupe thus invites you to enjoy the pleasures of the seaside, to discover the natural riches of the land and sea, such as the Cousteau reserve, but also to discover a traditional culture rich in colour. For the history of Guadeloupe, its folklore and delicious cuisine, consult your Guadeloupe guide.