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What to see in Martinique

Martinique Attractions

Martinique offers travellers a seductive mix of stunning beaches, tropical gardens and French charm, promising lazy days on the beach, good quality accommodation, acclaimed diving sites, and a dose of culture. Fort de France is the capital and a worthwhile stop for tourists. Other popular destinations on the island include volcano-ravished Saint-Pierre, the resort town of Pointe Du Bout, and the quaint coastal villages of Sainte-Anne and Grand-Riviere.

Top tourist attractions on Martinique include the Balata Botanical Gardens near Fort de France, the Musee de la Pagerie, birthplace of Napoleon's Empress Josephine, and the active Mount Pelee Volcano which destroyed Saint-Pierre in 1902, an event commemorated in the Volcanological Museum. There are many lovely hikes on the island, including La Caravelle Nature Trail in the mangroves of eastern Martinique. Of course, the most famous attractions are the beaches, with Les Salines and Anse Mitan being particular favourites.

Fort de France

The largest city in the French West Indies, Fort de France is a cosmopolitan urban area of more than 100,000 people, with a distinctly French atmosphere. Narrow streets wind steeply up hills,…

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Le Diamant

Le Diamant is a scenic resort area dominated by the 574-foot (175m) Diamond Rock, the remnants of a volcano destroyed by erosion. Diamond Rock is a small uninhabited island known for the…

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Les Trois-Ilets

Across the bay from Fort de France, Les Trois-Ilets is a well-developed resort area which is home to a casino as well as many shops and restaurants. Nearby attractions include the white sandy beaches…

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One of the most popular tourist spots in Martinique, Sainte-Anne is a convenient access point for the beautiful beaches of the southern tip of the island. The town is arguably the prettiest on the…

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