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Grand Case Village
It is not so long ago that Grand Case was still a sleepy fishing village. Weathered wooden houses lined the main street, Boulevard de Grand Case, which is even today barely wide enough for one car.

But the small village has changed and is now more famous for its culinary excellence as for fishing and salt production. The old village houses were gradually converted into restaurants some of which have a world-class reputation. Although the atmosphere is still casual and charming - even the top restaurants, albeit completely refurbished inside, still have their yesteryear exterior look maintained.

Grand Case is now a microcosm of gastronomy with restaurants featuring top-quality international cuisine. If you feel like spicy Indian, Italian, Asian, you can be sure to find the restaurant for you. Not to forget the places specialized in seafood, delicious local dishes and most of all French cuisine - we are here on the French side of the island after all.

Grand Case Restaurants
L' Alabama
Alicia's Place
Favored Spot
L' Auberge Gourmande
Bistrot Caraïbes
Blue Martini
La Bodega
Brasserie des Iles
California
Chez Martine
Café Calmos
La Case a Rhums
Le Cottage
L' Escapade
L'Estaminet
Enjoy
Fish Pot
Good Time
G's Snack
L' Hévéa
L' Hibiscus Restaurant
Hidden Forest Café
Maeva Restaurant
Le Mambo Restaurant
La Marine Restaurant
Il Nettuno
Le Pressoir
Rainbow Café
Resto du Soleil
Rock Café
Sarl Thais
Seabstiano
The Sky is the Limit
Spicy
Spiga Restaurant
Sunset Café
Talk of the Town
Le Tastevin
Le Ti Coin Créole
Le Ti Provençal
Zen It!
. By the way, I think you were not really in the Caribbean if you're not at least have eaten once in one of those simple Lolos.

Lolos are simple barbeque shacks and here in Grand Case they come with a terrace and a splendid view over the Grand Case Bay. You sit together with the locals at simple wooden tables and selects from the listing of grilled lobsters, fish, chicken and spare ribs and local dishes. The portions are huge and prices are moderate. The two best-known Lolos, The Sky is the Limit and Talk of the Town are to find at the end of Grand Case directly on the main road.

Despite the popularity of the village as the "Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean", it’s in Grand Case obviously not all just about food.
If you stroll along Boulevard de Grand Case in the evening you will find many small galleries, boutiques and of course, gift and souvenirs shops for the little things we buy on holiday. Handicraft, gifts for friends at home, small presents for the children or the special person with whom we have just spent a fabulous time.

If you have a villa or an apartment in Grand Case you need no car to buy your supplies. There is the U.S. Supermarché where you can buy food, meat, bakery, wine, champagne, spirits and house wares. Then there is Le Bounty with excellent French delicacies and a bakery at the entrance to the village. Right next door is a large, full service pharmacy, a DVD rental shop and an Internet cafe. And "just in case" next to the pharmacy, you find several doctors.

Like everywhere on the island, the residents of Grand Case are a varied mix of people. Take a stroll through the Grand Case and you hear Creole, French, English and Spanish-led conversations to a background of reggae, gospel, and merengue and Zouk music.

If you speak English like most people who live and work here, you should not have communication problems.

Events in Grand Case
Hotels
Grand Case Beach Club
Hôtel L'Esplanade Caraïbes
Hotel Atlantide
L'Hévéa
Le Petit Hôtel
Les Alizés
Grand Case Beach Motel
California
Chez Martine
Pavillon Beach Hôtel
Doves Nest
Besides the "real" St Martins, there are of course many French people and people from the surrounding islands of Anguilla and St. Barths but also Canadians, Dominicans, Americans, Guanyans and even some Germans, Britons and Australians.


Children’s Christmas Street Parade

Every year just before Christmas, the children of Grand Case organize a street parade with floats, music and dancing. This event is truly extraordinary for residents and visitors alike. Even though we don’t have snow and all the usual trimmings related to Christmas, Grand Case really knows how to make Christmas special, especially for families.

Harmony Nights Street Festival

From January through to the end of April, Grand Case hosts the famous Harmony Nights every Tuesday, when pedestrians take over the street and a whole host of local arts and crafts stalls and several bands are set up all along it. The highlight is the big brass that walks up and down the road, with their steel drums and even a ‘conch shell’ player. Wear comfortable shoes as you will find yourself dancing in the street.

Schoelcher’s Grand Case Fete

Every 21st of July and a couple of days leading up to and after this date, is the Grand Case festival to commemorate the end of slavery on the French side. Usually there is a church service in the morning followed by breakfast at the community centre and afterwards the road is closed off to traffic for music and children’s activities that go on well into the night.

Grand Case Boat Races

Almost every Sunday afternoon during the summer months, weather permitting, there is a local boat race organized on the beach in Grand Case, often with boats sailing over from Anguilla to participate. Visiting this is a wonderful experience, half the fun is watching the ‘shouting competition’, eating ribs in the sand and cheering for your favorite boat. Don’t forget to bring your camera as pictures of the boats sailing, with their large sails and the back drop of the Caribbean Sea, are spectacular.

Live Music

Every Sunday Calmos Café has a live Reggae band playing on the beach. During high season they have a live band usually on Thursdays, playing salsa often ending late. The Blue Martini also has live music most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, depending on the season. La Noche also provides music during the week.



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