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Carbet Mountains, Le Morne-Vert, Martinique
Mt. Pelé is Martinique's tallest and most notorious volcano, but it's not the only one. Just south of Mt. Pelé runs a string of five smaller volcanoes called the Carbet Mountains, which look similar to the Pitons in nearby St. Lucia. Small...
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Anse Ceron, Martinique

The coastline around Mt. Pelée is marked by crescents of rich black sand, a stark difference from the white-sand beaches of other parts of the island. These unique and secluded beaches come in varying shades, from light gray at Anse Turin...

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Le Carbet, Martinique

Cruise ships often sail past the village of Le Carbet, near where Christopher Columbus briefly landed in 1502. Nearly three centuries later, the village became the temporary home of French artist Paul Gauguin, who spent six months here painting...

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Saint-Pierre, Martinique

Martinique's former capital was a cultural hub of the Caribbean. St.-Pierre was the site of the original French settlement on the island, and it was long considered the Paris of the West Indies until 1902, when the eruption of Mt. Pelée...

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Rue Felix Eboue, Bellefontaine, Martinique

As you sail along the coast of Martinique, keep an eye open for the village of Bellefontaine on the northwest coast of the island to see if you can spot the Torgiléo. This unique house and former restaurant is easy to find—it's shaped...