Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France, located in the Caribbean. It is the only Caribbean island which was once a Swedish colony for a longer period. Its main town is Gustavia, named after King Gustav III of Sweden.

Gustaf III Airport, located in St Jean, is a very small airport, served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. Most visiting aircraft carry fewer than twenty passengers. Large planes can’t land on St Barths. So major flights must land at the neighboring island of St. Maarten, where they have a big, modern airport. From there, visitors can jump aboard a ferry or hop on a small plane that can land on St Barths.

In Saint-Barthélemy French stamps are used.
(left) Le Trait du Nord, it’s a type of horse. 
(right) In 2011 France issued a large set of 24 stamps about Festivals and Traditions. This one pictures "La foire aux potirons" (The pumpkins fair).  


Brenda Perez said...

love the card and the stamps! Looks like a place I would want to go and visit some day :D

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