Emergency Address & Numbers: Gendarmerie: T875010. Police: T878833. Fire: T875008.
Hospitals and Medical Facilities: Hospital: T875007 Ambulance: T878625 (day), 877200 (night).
Voltage: 220 volts, 60 cycles (compared with 110 volts on the Dutch side).
Money Exchange: The US dollar is as widely used as the franc, but watch the rate. Credit card...
The capital of French Saint-Martin, lies between Simpson Bay Lagoon and the Caribbean sea. (‘Marigot’ is a French West Indian word meaning a spot from which rain water does not drain off, and forms marshy pools.)
Shopping is good. Boutiques offer French prêt-à-porter fashions and St-Barts batiks, and gift shops sell liqueurs, perfumes, and cosmetics at...
The French Antilles or French Caribbean Islands form two Départements d’Outremer: one comprises Martinique, and the other Guadeloupe with its offshore group, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, La Désirade, and two more distant islands, Saint-Barthélémy and the French part of Saint-Martin (shared with the Dutch).
Geographically, the main islands form the north...