The official language is French, but Creole and English are also spoken.
01/01/2022 New Year
01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany
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
05/27/2022 day of abolition
06/06/2022 Whit Monday
07/14/2022 anniversary of the storming of the Bastille
07/21/2022 Schoelcher Day (Abolition of Slavery)
08/15/2022 Assumption Day
11/01/2022 all saints day
11/11/2022 Armistice Day
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Guadeloupe is a French overseas department; diplomatic responsibility lies with the French embassies. Tourist information is also available from the French Tourist Offices.
Light summer suits or summer dresses or light costumes. The most favorable periods for business trips are January to March and June to September. Business relations exist mainly with France. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Îles de Guadeloupe (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Rue Félix Eboué, 97159 Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe Tel. +590 (0)82 93 76 00. Website: www.cciguadeloupe.com
International direct dialing. The national telephone network is good, no area codes. The local phone booths are mostly equipped for phone cards, many also work with credit cards, very rarely are payphones. Phone cards are available from post offices.
GSM 900. Network operators are France Telecom and Améris. Mobile phones can be rented at the airport from Baggage Plus. The transmission/reception area extends over the French Antilles and French Guiana. St Martin and St Barthélemy: Digital analogue network (System B). Network operator is St Martin Mobiles (Internet: www.stmartinmobiles.com). The German mobile networks D1 and D2 are fully functional in Guadeloupe.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the main providers are Wanadoo (website: www.wanadoo.fr) and and Antilladoo (website: www.antilladoo.com). There are internet cafes in Saint-François, Mare-Gaillard, Pointe-à-Pitre and other towns. Internet access is also available in some post offices and other public places.
Airmail to Europe takes about a week. Stamps can be bought at post offices and some newsagents.
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: www.dw-world.de) to request.