Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
This sure isn't your calm, quiet deserted island village. Point-a-Pitre's narrow streets are oozing in French-Caribbean atmosphere, as the Creole voices of market barkers selling their goods carry through the warm breeze. Bargain away for tropical produce and spices at March St. Antoine and for all types of aromatic wonders at the Place Gourbeyre Flower Market. Shopping isn't the only imported Parisian influence. The architecture, including the Eiffel-inspired Cathedral of St. Pierre and St. Paul and the lovely balconied mansion now occupied by the Musee Saint-John Perse, announces that you have found a tropical Montmarte.