Guadeloupe is an overseas department of France, which covers land area of 1,628 square kilometers (629 sq. mi). Capital of Guadeloupe is Basse-Terre, and it is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic. As part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union; hence, as for most EU countries, its currency is the euro. However, Guadeloupe does not come under the Schengen Agreement.
Columbus charted Guadeloupe in the middle of the islands in 1493. Where as French Colonies were recognized in 1635. Brief efforts were made by the British to occupy the islands during the 18th and 19th centuries but it was always controlled by French. In 1946, Guadeloupe was given to graded as Overseas Departments. IN 1980s following president of Guadeloupe Mitterrand’s devolution policy, it became an organizational region in its own right. And it got symbolized in the French National Assembly by four Delegates. Guadeloupe posses many of the bars, discos, and restaurants with demonstration of local music and dancing. Biguine is the well-known dance of the Guadeloupe in which ornate Creole and colorful outfits are worn. This dance is a trombone and clarinet music which is played by nasal vocals and unprepared instrumental solos. It has been widely evolved into wide-reaching types of music such as pop and jazz. Once you will hear it you will feel to tap your toes, then rest guaranteed that 1 or 2 of Guadeloupe’s well-know rum punch cocktails will surly get you up and start dancing twinkling stars night.
It is a incredible destination with extreme calmness available, from St Barthelemy to the out-of-the-way islands of Les Saintes ,Marie-Galante, and La Desirade are undeveloped and good-looking with old and breakdown mills which everyday reminders of Guadeloupe's historical relations with a major sugar plantation. Occasionally all you need is some clear waters to snorkel or dive. Jacques Cousteau the famous diver regards Guadeloupe as the top ten dive location in the world.