Where was Death in Paradise filmed? The real Island of Saint Marie

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Set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, Death in Paradise was filmed in Guadeloupe, an overseas region of France.

The series, in which a British detective solves murders while sipping mojitos, is back for its 13th series on the BBC.

Death in Paradise location

Guadeloupe is known for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant Creole culture. In the series, the small Saint Marie Island is a British Overseas Territory located to the south-east of Guadeloupe.

Welcome to Saint Marie and our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Death in Paradise.

Starting with season 13, you'll find the locations more or less in order of appearance.


The Death in Paradise island location

Death in Paradise island
At the beginning of most episodes, the show boasts beautiful establishing shots of the island of Sainte Marie.

Pictured, the Anse Tillet Beach, characterized by its soft white sand and clear turquoise waters surrounding the coastline.
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Honoré Police Station
The iconic Honoré Police Station is a beautiful cabin hall located next to the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul church in Deshaies.

The interior set is open to visitors and has become a local tourist attraction.
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Death In Paradise Saint Marie
Located on the northwest coast of Basse-Terre, the quaint town of Deshaies doubles as Honoré, the capital of Saint Marie.

Home to less than 4,000 people, the village is an ideal base for exploring the area, including the Grand Anse Beach and the Botanical Gardens, which are featured in several episodes.

Don't forget to sample the local cuisine at a charming seaside restaurant.
Image courtesy of Anna Rydin - Map


Death In Paradise house
The house on the beach where the Metropolitan Police detectives stay in Saint Marie is a set built on the Plage de la Perle.

This unspoilt beach of golden sand and clear turquoise waters is about three miles north of Deshaies.
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Catherine's Bar
Catherine's Bar is a local restaurant located on Deshaies's beach called Le Madras, specialising in Creole cuisine.
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Saint Marie Royal Yacht Club
The Saint Marie Royal Yacht Club in the first episode of series 13 (number 100 in the show) is the Base Nautique in Sainte-Rose.

Sainte-Rose is a commune on the northwest coast of Basse-Terre, known for its scenic beaches, tropical vegetation, and historical landmarks.
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Saint Marie Island
The hospital is the modern Centre Hospitalier Louis Daniel Beauperthuy near Mahaut, on the island's west coast.

Although we can't appreciate this in the series, the complex comprises five terraced pavilions overlooking the ocean.
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Death In Paradise cast
Ralf Little leads the main cast as DI Neville Parker, Shantol Jackson as Sergeant Naomi Thomas, and Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson.


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1 comment:

1- Anonymous - Feb 11, 2024, 1:33 PM
I like watching Death in Paradise.


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