It was last weekend that the St Barts market celebrated its first anniversary. More than just a great initiative, it is now a monthly event that is growing and will continue to grow over time.

This Sunday, April 7, there were 45 stands, a brass band for musical entertainment, a book fair and above all the award ceremony for the writing competition.

In April 2018, at the time of its first edition, there were 15 merchants, today, the average is 40 merchants per market. A small setback to this initiative, traffic in Gustavia. But overall, everyone always finds a parking space to stroll between the stands.

In the near future, it is likely that the market will be held every two weeks and a night market is planned with the participation of craftsmen and artists from Saint-Barth. In the meantime, Alexandre Peter, has made many photos for Destination Saint Barth that we share here

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Monique Turbé grew up in a family of five children. Before becoming a respected hotelier, her father, Guy Turbé, was one of the first contractors on the Island. At the age of 18, Monique Turbé started her first construction, like her father, the “White Sand Beach Cottages, in Flamands. This property attracted prestigious guests, like Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and her son John-John, or Roman Polanski. In 2013, the Villa Mélissa was sold to a Venezuelan couple that fell in love with the property. Monique then decided to buy and renovate a new property that she called like her granddaughter: the “Villa Lenalee”. With this new property, Monique Turbé, created MY VILLA IN ST- BARTH, an exclusive concierge service dedicated to her two private villas. One of Guy Turbé’s last dreams was to see Monique create her own real estate company to look after the villas he had built and carry on the legacy. As an homage to her beloved father, she became the founder, chairman and partner of MY VILLA IN ST BARTH Real Estate, the first real estate agency founded by a St-Barths native and a villas owner.

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