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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique
What’s old is new again in Saint-Pierre, a city built under majestic Mount Pelée on Martinique’s Caribbean coast. In 1902, Mount Pelée volcano erupted, leveling the city and killing all 30,000 inhabitants– save one lucky prison inmate, whose thick...
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D6 Cite La Jetée Le Francois MQ 97240, Le François, Martinique
Martinique has no shortage of picturesque swimming holes, but Josephine’s Bathtub, off of Le Francois in the Atlantic, is the local favorite. Surrounded by a high, white sandbank and vibrant coral reef, the turquoise waters are perfect for a...
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Plage du Coin 97221, Le Carbet, Martinique
Martinique does not lack picturesque beach bars, but island institution Petitbonum is a must-visit. There are two locations, but head to the Le Carbet outpost for its particularly Instagram-worthy Caribbean views. Local legend Guy Ferdinand,...
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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique
Imagine that beautifully serene bay as a boiling cauldron of death. It’s hard to believe, but that was the case during the 1902 eruption of Mt. Peleé on the island of Martinique. Hot magma rising from the earth’s core and a pyroclastic flow...
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Sainte-Marie, Martinique
In addition to tasting white, aged, and limited-edition rums, you can walk through the nearly 250-year history of the spirit in the Musée du Rhum located on the distillery grounds. Open daily. 596/(0) 596-69-50-37.
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Mt Pelée, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique
On May 8, 1902, a pyroclastic eruption (a current of hot gas and rock) sped towards Saint-Pierre and within minutes destroyed the city and killed 30,000 people. The volcano is now dormant, and there are number of hikes to the summit of this...
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Le Coin, Le Carbet, Martinique
Neisson (just down the coast from Saint-Pierre) is open all year, but the best time to visit is during the harvest, usually late January through early June. That’s when you can see the distillery in action. Open Mon.–Sat. 596/(0) 596-78-03-70.
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D38, Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique
One of Martinique’s most famous residents was Josephine de Beauharnais, the love of Napoléon I and one-time Empress of France. Take a trip to her childhood home in Les Trois-Îlets to explore all facets of her past—troves of love letters to and...
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Rue Victor Sévère, Fort-de-France, Martinique
If this library doesn’t look much like your average Caribbean building, there’s a reason for that. It’s not. The entire library was first built in France back in 1889, then shipped piece by piece to the island Martinique as an...