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Castries is the capital of St. Lucia. We arrived here at a rainy and stormy morning, when all weatherforecasts for the Caribbean area said that this time you will have nice climatic conditions and about 8-9 sun hours. Not in January 2005 on St. Lucia ....

Castries was founded by the French in 1650 as "Carenage" (meaning safe anchorage), then renamed in 1756 after Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix, marquis de Castries, commander of a French expeditionary force to Corsica that year. The city has been rebuilt, having been destroyed by fire several times, notably on June 19, 1948.

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