These two separate islands are France's possessions in the Caribbean. Anyone who loves France and French culture but is attracted to the idea of an exotic holiday in then Caribbean should book a stay in Guadeloupe-Martinique holiday villas. These two separate islands are integral parts of France which are situated out in the West Indies, as part of the Leeward Islands, and offer up a whole range of appealing features for visitors. Fort de France is the capital of the island of Martinique, and is well worth a visit for anyone who is enjoying a stay in Guadeloupe-Martinique holiday rentals. Its name dates back to an 1802 decree from Napoloean, who changed the name from the earlier Fort St Louis. The area had suffered from many problems with flooding until the days of Napoleon, when more of the land was drained and cultivated. The links with France's great Emperor can still be traced today, as there is a statue of the Empress Josephine in the Place de la Savane, the main park area of the town.
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Villas in Guadeloupe-Martinique - an authentic taste of French life and culture in the Caribbean
Any guests staying in Guadeloupe-Martinique apartments should also check out the capital of Guadeloupe. This is known as Basse Terre, but is actually only the island's second-largest city behind Pointe-à-Pitre. Aroud 170,000 people live here, and there is ample opportunity for shopping and socialising. One historical attraction which is well worth visiting is the Musée Victor Schoelcher, where visitors to Guadeloupe-Martinique holiday rentals can explore some of the history of the slave trade, and how Schoelcher helped organise resistance to the trade on the island. On both Guadeloupe and Martinique there are plentiful white and tan sand beaches on which visitors can sit, relax, soak up the sun and day dream away the stresses and troubles of their everyday working lives back home.
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The clear blue seas which surround the islands are ideal for divers to enjoy, and other water sports are also on offer. As well as water sports though, hikers will enjoy several routes around the islands, such as the rainforest near the Pitons de Carbet on Martinique. Both islands also come alive at night, with a vibrant number of bars, clubs and restaurants to enjoy. Anyone staying in Guadeloupe-Martinique holiday rentals should make sure that they try some of the local Creole food, an enticing mixture of French, African and other world cooking traditions. The bar tenders on the islands can mix up some delicious rum cocktails, and nightclubs and casinos provide some late night thrills for any party animals who might be travelling out to this wonderful part of Caribbean. For the perfect pampering and relaxation holiday for you and your loved ones after a stressful period in your everyday working life, head to Harz Holiday Rentals, where you can enjoy naturally beautiful scenes of rivers, streams, valleys, waterfalls and lakes and visit the many heavenly and luxurious spas in the area.