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  • cassidain's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 04:33 PM
    if you read les arrêtés du président on the com’s site, you find that some roads are referred to by name, eg rue de la république, but most are la voie no. 43 or la voie 209, etc. apparently every little road is assigned a number. recently, roads are sometimes referred to as voie territoriale no. xxx
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 04:25 PM
    I've tried another of the things that Mods can do, which is much more fun than timeouts, LOL. I thought that the discussion of Maps, Roads, and Departmental Route Numbers deserved to be in its own thread, so I've copied those posts here.
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  • Jim Kelly-Evans's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 04:25 PM
    Only a tiny contingent wearing masks over and right back, in order to preserve the tradition.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 04:16 PM
    Alain, who once worked at the Hideaway, introduced me to an egg topping on a burger..he was right!
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  • Saline Man's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:47 PM
    Oui. You nailed it.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:37 PM
    OH MY! That's a meal, a Jojo Special, I think? Double beef, bacon, a fried egg (don't knock it until you've tried it), a little salad (lettuce, tomato, onion), and, if I recall correctly, maybe some shallots? Yum, or in French, Miam!
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:37 PM
    food in the time of covid...
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:30 PM
    Merci, Ellen. It’s interesting . . . the Toiny “private club” lunch on the beach seems to be subject to pre-order for guests: “LUNCH AT THE BEACH CLUB — Picnic basket prepared on request and delivered every day at Le Toiny.” From the LT website. Moreover, to go there, 15 minutes notice is required so that the vehicle transporting guests to the Beach Club can be sanitized. I’m sure that it’s a lovely picnic!
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:14 PM
    I had forgotten the D212. OK, switching from my paper map to the Google, I’ve learned a bit more: D209 - The route runs from Gustavia to Toiny, with a branch at the top of the Camaruche hillside which runs past Tim’s old villa in Vitet, and ends in Devet. D210 - The route runs from Auberge de la Petite Anse in Flamands, and ends at L’Oeuf, the intersection above Anse des Cayes. D211 - The route runs from where the D209 ends in Toiny, through Grand Fond, and ends where it again meets the D209 at the cemetery in Lorient. D212 - The route runs from Anse des Lézards, past L’Oeuf where the D210 ends, to La Tourmente, the traffic circle above the airport.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:14 PM
    I had forgotten the D212. OK, switching from my paper map to the Google, I’ve learned a bit more: D209 - The route runs from Gustavia to Toiny, with a branch at the top of the Camaruche hillside which runs past Tim’s old villa in Vitet, and ends in Devet. D210 - The route runs from Auberge de la Petite Anse in Flamands, and ends at L’Oeuf, the intersection above Anse des Cayes. D211 - The route runs from where the D209 ends in Toiny, through Grand Fond, and ends where it again meets the D209 at the cemetery in Lorient. D212 - The route runs from Anse des Lézards, past L’Oeuf where the D210 ends, to La Tourmente, the traffic circle above the airport.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:13 PM
    Fascinating! Can you imagine getting directions: “. . . take the D210 to the D211, then go right for 400 meters?”
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:13 PM
    Fascinating! Can you imagine getting directions: “. . . take the D210 to the D211, then go right for 400 meters?”
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  • Saline Man's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 03:05 PM
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  • JEK's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 02:25 PM
    Note D212 on my post above. Guadeloupe indeed has D routes starting with D1. They also have N routes(National?)
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  • JEK's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 02:25 PM
    Note D212 on my post above. Guadeloupe indeed has D routes starting with D1. They also have N routes(National?)
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:40 PM
    Rosemond may be able to provide better information than I can, but this is what I know. There are actually road signs, maybe 2.5”by 5” which have the official Departmental (The “D” I think) route numbers on them. I’m familiar with three, the D209, the D210, and the D211. I’ve only seen them published on topographical maps of the island, and it is sometimes unclear exactly where they start and end. The D210 has one end in Flamands, but it’s not clear where it ends - maybe La Tourmente? The D209 runs from Gustavia, through St Jean, past your villa, and somewhere after that it turns into the D211, which continues from Grand Fond, past the Normandie, to where it ends at the intersection by the Mini-mart and the Cemetery. Many (all?) of the smaller roads outside of Gustavia have...
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:40 PM
    Rosemond may be able to provide better information than I can, but this is what I know. There are actually road signs, maybe 2.5”by 5” which have the official Departmental (The “D” I think) route numbers on them. I’m familiar with three, the D209, the D210, and the D211. I’ve only seen them published on topographical maps of the island, and it is sometimes unclear exactly where they start and end. The D210 has one end in Flamands, but it’s not clear where it ends - maybe La Tourmente? The D209 runs from Gustavia, through St Jean, past your villa, and somewhere after that it turns into the D211, which continues from Grand Fond, past the Normandie, to where it ends at the intersection by the Mini-mart and the Cemetery. Many (all?) of the smaller roads outside of Gustavia have...
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:33 PM
    Not for the summer, hotel guests only for now. They think next season could be open to the public again....
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:30 PM
    The D stands for departmental which means they were so called when the island was part of the department of Guadeloupe. As that is no longer the case, maybe they should be renamed with a T for Territorial?
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:30 PM
    The D stands for departmental which means they were so called when the island was part of the department of Guadeloupe. As that is no longer the case, maybe they should be renamed with a T for Territorial?
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  • JEK's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:12 PM
    Google Maps will even use them for directions. Discovered this on my last trip!
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  • JEK's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:12 PM
    Google Maps will even use them for directions. Discovered this on my last trip!
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  • JEK's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:09 PM
    I don’t know the why, but major routes all have numbers. The intersection of D209 and D112 is the famous roundabout by the airport.
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  • JEK's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 01:09 PM
    I don’t know the why, but major routes all have numbers. The intersection of D209 and D112 is the famous roundabout by the airport.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 12:58 PM
    You & Phil are “leading the life,” & the rest of us vicariously are living it with you!
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  • amyb's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 12:55 PM
    Brian, my house too. I have a St Barths corner that I like to get lost in and relive my trips.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 12:53 PM
    My understanding has been that it’s open to the public on weekends.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 12:51 PM
    Merci beaucoup!
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 12:50 PM
    Isn’t it interesting to see that the road has a name — “D210” — other than “the Flamands Beach road!” I believe that Rosemond used to do some work as a surveyor on the island . . . maybe he or Ellen can tell us how the road numbers were developed.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 12:50 PM
    Isn’t it interesting to see that the road has a name — “D210” — other than “the Flamands Beach road!” I believe that Rosemond used to do some work as a surveyor on the island . . . maybe he or Ellen can tell us how the road numbers were developed.
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