As Fresco said:
- The overseas departments of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Réunion, and French Guiana have the same political status as metropolitan departments and are integral parts of France, similar to how Hawaii is a state and an integral part of the United States. They are represented in the National Assembly, Senate and Economic and Social Council, elect a Member of the European Parliament and also use the euro as their currency.
Overseas departments of France
And yes, if you have visited Guadeloupe, you have visited France.
People from Guadeloupe and other European citizens can fly to Paris with only an ID card.
Americans and others need a passport...