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Guadeloupe in September

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Discover Anse des Châteaux in Guadeloupe © Credits source : Canva

In September, Guadeloupe welcomes you with advantageous rates due to the low tourist season, making your stay more affordable. Enjoy peaceful beaches and less crowded tourist sites. Don't miss the European Heritage Days, the Gratiferia and Horse Day for cultural immersion. Plus, sample seasonal fruits and vegetables, adding a gourmet touch to your Guadeloupe adventure.

Guadeloupe in September: events and activities not to be missed

European Heritage Days in Guadeloupe

📅 September 21 & 22, 2024

📍 All of Guadeloupe

The European Heritage Days in Guadeloupe are an annual event held in France and other European countries, usually on the third weekend in September. In Guadeloupe, as in the rest of France, the The European Heritage Days are an opportunity to discover or rediscover the island's cultural and historical heritage.

To mark the occasion, many sites and monuments will be opening their doors free of charge, and offering events, guided tours, lectures and workshops.

Here are just a few of the sites you can visit during these days: 

  • Fort Fleur d'Epée in Pointe-à-Pitre

  • The remains of the sugar industry in Basse-Terre

  • The Père Laval museum in Vieux-Habitant

  • The House of Cane in Trois-Rivière

  • Guadeloupe National Park

The Gratiferia in Guadeloupe: give, receive, share!

The Gratiferia is a fair where people come together to donate objects. This event is all about giving and sharing. It's a great way to declutter your home or make some great finds.

What's more, it's an environmentally-friendly event that also provides an opportunity to meet new people and socialize with the community.

Gratiferias generally take place : 

  • Every first Sunday of the month in front of Pointe-à-Pitre town hall

  • Every second Sunday of the month on the town hall square in Basse-Terre

  • Every third Sunday of the month on the Caravelle beach in Saint-François.

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Example of a Gratiferia in Guadeloupe © Credits source : www.guadeloupe.developpement-durable.gouv.fr

Horse Day in Guadeloupe

Horse Day usually takes place in September in Guadeloupe. It's a day when all the equestrian centers offer a variety of horse-riding activities. You can attend shows, take part in pony or horse christenings, go for rides and other horse-related activities.

Is the weather nice in Guadeloupe in September?

🌤️ Guadeloupe's weather in September

In September, the weather in Guadeloupe is warm and humid, with pleasant temperatures.

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The Dumanoir Alley in Capesterre Belle Eau, Guadeloupe: majestic and unmissable © Credits source : Canva

🌧️ Does it rain in September in Guadeloupe?

In September, rainfall in Guadeloupe is fairly frequent.

🌡️ Average temperatures in Guadeloupe in September

 Average temperatures range from 22°C to 29°C, with maximums reaching 30°C.

🌊 Seawater temperatures in September in Guadeloupe

The sea temperature in September is ideal for swimming, with an average of 28°C. The turquoise waters and sandy beaches invite you to relax and enjoy water sports.

Fruits and vegetables in season in September in Guadeloupe

🥑 Fruits in season in September in Guadeloupe

Soursops: Soursops are exotic fruits with a unique, slightly tart, refreshing flavor. Perfect for fresh juices or homemade sorbets.

Spondias Mombin: Also known as prunelle, mombin or jocote. Oval to round in shape, they vary in color from yellow to red depending on ripeness.

Mangoes: Succulent and juicy, mangoes are one of Martinique's signature fruits in September. Their sweet, fragrant flesh is irresistible. You'll discover many varieties of local mango, typical of Martinique and not exported: the Julie mango, the green mango, the Bassignac mango, the Golden mango...

🥔 September vegetables in Guadeloupe

Breadfruit: Breadfruit is a staple of Martinican cuisine, particularly appreciated for its dense texture and slightly sweet flavor. In September, it is at its best, offering tender, melt-in-the-mouth flesh that lends itself to many culinary preparations, such as gratins, purées or breads.

Giraumon: A local variety of pumpkin, giraumon is a versatile and delicious vegetable available in abundance in April. With its soft flesh and creamy texture, giraumon is often used in soups, veloutés or simply steamed.

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Discover Giraumon: steamed, velvety or mixed with rice, it's sure to win your heart! © Credits source : Canva

Guadeloupe: what to pack in September?

When traveling to Guadeloupe in September, don't forget to pack the following essentials in your luggage:

  • Sunglasses to protect you from intense UV rays.

  • Seabed-friendly sunscreen to protect your skin and the marine ecosystem.

  • A hat to protect you from the sun.

  • Hiking shoes to explore the island's trails.

  • Mosquito repellent to protect you from insects.

What to wear in September in Guadeloupe 

In September in Guadeloupe, we recommend light, comfortable outfits such as T-shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses. It's also a good idea to add a light jacket or sweater to your wardrobe for those evenings when the chill may be felt.

Need a vehicle to explore Guadeloupe in September?

You can count on us! Wide choice, new and clean vehicles, professionalism: we're ready to welcome you. 

🚗♻️ Remember to drive responsibly and give priority to carpooling.

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