Caribbean Tourism

ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTS): USEFUL INFORMATION


TOURIST OFFICES:


In St. Barthelemy (St. Barts) [Main Official]:

Office du Tourisme / St. Barthélemy Tourist Office
B.P. 113, Gustavia 97098
St. Barthélemy, F.W.I.
Tel 590-590-27-87-27 Fax 590-590-27-74-47

The tourist office is located on the pier in Gustavia and is open weekdays from 8:30 to 12:30 and again from 14:30 to 17:30. The doors are also open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30. Information, maps and brochures are available. Web: http://www.st-barths.com/

French Government Tourist Offices:

French Government Tourist Office (Maison de la France)
444 Madison Ave. 16th floor, New York NY 10022
tel: (212) 838.7800 - Fax: (212) 838.7855

In Canada
Maison de la France
1981 Ave McGill College, suite 490, Montreal PQ 3A2 2W9
tel: (514) 288.4264 - Fax: (514) 845.4868

In Germany
Maison de la France
Westendstrasse 47 - 60325 Frankfurt An Main
tel: (49 )06.99.75.90.497 - Fax: (49) 69.75.21.87

In Italy
Maison de la France
Via Larga 7, 20122 Milan
Tel. (39) 2.58.31.64.71 - Fax: (39) 2.58.31.65.79

In Belgium
Maison de la France
21 Ave. de la Toison d'Or, 1060 Brussels
tel: (32) 25.13.07.62 - Fax: (32) 25.4.33.75

In Switzerland
Maison de la France
Lowenstrasse 59, Postfach 7226, 8023 Zurich
tel: (41) 12.21.35.78 - Fax: (41) 12.12.16.44

In Great Britain
Maison de France
178 Picadilly, London WIV OAL
tel: (44) 714.93.66.94 - Fax: (44) 714.93.65.94

In Spain
Maison de la France
Gran Via 59, Madrid 28013
tel: (34) 15.41.88.08 - Fax: (34) 15.41.24.12

In Sweden
Commercial Representation Office Nordic Countries
c/o Maison de la France
Nanrnalmstorg 1 A 5tr
SE 111146 Stockholm
Tel: (46) 85.66.122.16 - Fax: (46) 85.66.122.17

In Austria
Maison de la France
Hilton Center 259C, Landstrasser Haupstrasse 2A
Postfach 11A, 1033 Vienna, tel: (43) 17.15.70.62 - Fax: (43) 17.15.70.61.10

Other French Government Tourist Offices in North America:

Chicago
676 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2819
Tel 312-751-7800 Fax 312-337-6339

Los Angeles
9454 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 715
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2967
Tel 310-271-6665 Fax 310-276-2835

Toronto
30 St. Patrick St., Suite 700
Toronto, Ont., M5T 3A3,
Tel 416-593-6427 Fax 416-979-7587

ELECTRICITY:
220 Volts. 50 AC. American-made appliances require French plug converters and transformers.

MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Documents needed: Birth Certificate (or with raised seal). Certificate of good conduct (including certification of single status). Residency card (one of the couple must have resided on the island at least one month). Medical certificate (including blood test), issued within 3 months of marriage. French translation of English language documents. A "Bulletin de Mariage" and "Livret de Famille" are delivered at the ceremony. No fee is involved.

MEDICAL FACILITIES:
Gustavia has a clinic, seven resident doctors, seven dentists, specialists in gynecology, ophthalmology, etc. and two pharmacists.

PET REGULATIONS:
Dogs and cats over three months old are allowed in temporarily with certificates of origin and good health (or anti-rabies inoculation) issued by a licensed veterinarian from country of shipment Check with hotels regarding their policy on pets.

RELIGION/CHURCHES:
Anglican. Roman Catholic.


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