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Les Saintes is part of the French overseas territories, located 10 miles southwest of Guadeloupe in the Little French Antilles.

To name it this way ; "los Santos" has been Cristoforo Colombo the first of November 1493, that is "omnisanti " day.

The first French settlement is dated 1648 as a result of the treaty of Westfalia.

Due to the strategic importance of its location and harbour, was disputed for a long time between French and Great Britain.

 The English fleet prevailed in the great naval battle fought off the coasts in 1782, but starting from 1816 Les Saintes returned under French control and so remained until the present day.

 
French Antilles: LES SAINTES

With a strange peculiarity; Les Saintes stands out as one of the few islands of the Little Antilles to have a majority white population.

Many inhabitants have "Breton" roots and you see these specific traits in the features of their faces.


 
 
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