French Guyana Shopping, Embassy and Communication

French Guyana Shopping, Embassy and Communication



The official language is French, but most of the population speaks Creole. English is also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/01/2022 Mardi Gras

02.03.2022 Ash Wednesday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/08/2022 day of the victory

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/10/2022 abolition of slavery

07/14/2022 anniversary of the storming of the Bastille

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

10/15/2022 Cayenne Festival

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/02/2022 All Souls

11/11/2022 Armistice Day

12/25/2022 Christmas


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Contact addresses


French Guiana is a French overseas department whose diplomatic competence lies with the French embassies.


Business etiquette

Light tropical clothing is worn for business appointments. Knowledge of French is definitely useful, but almost all business people also speak English. August to November are the best months for business trips. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00.

Business contacts

Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Guyane (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Place de l’Esplanade, BP 49, 97321 Cayenne, French Guiana Tel. +594 (0)29 96 00. Website: www.guyane.cci. fr



Autodial Long Distance Service.

Mobile phone

GSM 900 mobile network operated by France Caraïbe Mobiles (Internet: The reception/transmission range is largely limited to areas near the coast, sometimes also inland. Mobile phones can be rented on site. Roaming contracts exist with many countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


According to, the main provider is Wanadoo (Internet: Internet cafes can be found in Cayenne.

Post office

The main post office is in Cayenne on Baduel Street. Postal items take about 7 days to Western Europe. Post offices are open Mon-Fri 7.30am-1.30pm.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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