Raise A Glass to the Arts
domaine de l'acajou, Le François 97240, Martinique
| +596 596 54 75 51
Sun - Sat 9am - 6:30pm
Raise a Glass to the ArtsMartinique’s rums, or rhums, are legendary among connoisseurs. The extra h makes all the difference to those who appreciate the spirit—it indicates that rather than being made from molasses, the primary raw ingredient is fresh sugar cane juice. Habitation Clément is one of the oldest distilleries on the island having produced rhumagricole for more than 125 years. A visit is a chance to step back into time, complete with a tour of the plantation home and restored distillery buildings.
At the beginning of 2016, however, the Habitation Clément turned its eyes towards the future when it added the new Fondation Clément art museum. It hosts exhibits that are surprising for anyone who might think Caribbean art is limited to folk paintings of scenes from daily life. Instead, expect anything from street art to video installations from artists throughout the Caribbean as well as ones living and working in New York, Paris, and other art capitals. The contemporary 25,000-square-foot building is a stunning home to showcase a vibrant aspect of the contemporary art scene.