Etiquette in Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is located in the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 403,750 people.

The island is an insular region of France and an overseas department.

The official language of Guadeloupe is French, though islanders speak Antillean Creole.

The majority of citizens follow Christianity.

The currency of Guadeloupe is the euro.

It’s impolite to begin any conversation without saying hello, no matter how brief that conversation may be. In particular, if you enter a public establishment, you should say hello and goodbye, preferably saying “bonjour” for hello and “au revoir” for goodbye.

As in most Caribbean locales, it’s inappropriate to wear swimwear away from the pools and beaches. Dress when going out is semi-casual, in that a man should wear pants and a button-down shirt and women should wear casual dresses.

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