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Martinique Attractions

What to See and Do in Martinique


Get the details on important attractions and resources for your trip to Martinique.


WHAT TO SEE & DO MARTINIQUE ATTRACTIONS
Get the details on important attractions and resources for your trip to Martinique.

HIKING

Bureau de la Randonnée
+596 596 52 72 60
villemin.ophelie@wanadoo.fr
bureau-rando-martinique.com
Contact the "hiking office" for the best trails and other information.

Les Gorges de la Falaise
The most dramatic natural sight on Martinique, these cliffs and their waterfall necessitate some hiking gear and clear weather. The path is narrow and stony.

Mount Pelée
www.mount-pelee.com
The highest summit on the island, the volcano's tip often hides in the clouds. On clear days, the hike to the top rewards the climber with a 360-degree panorama of the neighboring islands.

MUSEUMS

L'Habitation Clément
+596 596 54 62 07
www.habitation-clement.fr
Set on magnificent tropical grounds, this ancient home now boasts a rum museum as well as a distillery and a tasting room.

Volcano Museum Franck-Perret and Centre de Découvertes des Sciences de la Terre
www.saintpierre-martinique.f
www.cdst.e-monsite.com
Both buildings are worth visiting. The first focuses on eruption day and what was recovered, the second on the scientific and educational aspect of the volcano.

SAILING

Les Ballades Du Delphis
+596 696 90 90 36
www.entre-isles-et-nous.com
With several launch points near Le François, this reliable organization offers stunning jaunts around the Caravelle Peninsula on large and stable catamarans. Lunch and drinks are provided.

OTHER SIGHTS

Ajoupa-Bouillon
A pretty and flower-filled village with a friendly vibe and a gorgeous church dating from 1880.

St. Pierre
www.saintpierre-martinique.fr
The ancient capital, which was destroyed in 1902 by the eruption of Mount Pelée, has been rebuilt. Ruins and historic monuments speak to the past, but the small town and its inhabitants are welcoming and decidedly turned towards the future.

L'Habitation Clement, a fascinating rum factory/museum in Martinique
L'Habitation Clément, a fascinating rum factory/museum

Le Rocher du Diamant
A towering rock off the village of Le Diamant, Diamant Rock offers stunning views but also colorful underwater flora and fauna.

Le Jardin de Balata
www.jardindebalata.fr
A tropical garden north of Fort-de-France on the way to Morne-Rouge

Les Salines
One of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean

Fonds Blancs
Off the town of Le François, sandy and shallow patches of white sand dot the ocean. You can swim, walk and even toast the beauty of the surroundings from the middle of the bay.


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