Another feature common to the two main islands is the pre-Lenten Carnival, said to be more spontaneous and less touristy than most. There are also picturesque Ash Wednesday ceremonies (especially in Martinique), when the population dresses in black and white, and processions take place that combine the seriousness of the first day of the Christian Lent with the funeral of the Carnival King (Vaval).
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Carnival is held before Lent, on Mardi Gras and Ash Wed.
The Festival of Gustavia
The Festival of Gustavia is 20 August, with...
St. Bart's, as it's called, is eight square miles and just a short air hop from the island of St. Martin. But it's worlds away. Where it is...
* Air Caraibes.
* Air Guadeloupe.
* Air St. Barthelemy.
* Air St. Thomas.
* Windward Islands Airways....
* Banque Francaise Commerciale.
* Banque Nationale de Paris.
* Credit Agricole.
* Credit Martiniquais.
St. Barthelemy (or St. Barts) lies 125 miles northwest of Guadeloupe and 15 miles southeast of St. Martin. The total land area...
Restaurants available-French and Creole. Asian and Italian also available.
Entertainment available includes-Wine Bars....
In St. Barthelemy (St. Barts) [Main Official]:
Office du Tourisme / St. Barthélemy Tourist Office
B.P. 113, Gustavia...