Top Ten Martinique Attractions

Top Ten Martinique Attractions

       Martinique is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square km (436 square mi). Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. To the northwest lies Dominica, to the south St. Lucia, and to the southeast Barbados. As with the other overseas departments, Martinique is one of the 27 regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic. The first European to encounter the island was Christopher Columbus in 1502. As part of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and its currency is the Euro. Its official language is French, although many of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole (Créole Martiniquais).

  1. Saint-Pierre

    Saint-Pierre is a town and commune of France’s Caribbean overseas department of Martinique, founded in 1635 by Pierre Belain d’Esnambuc. Before the total destruction of Saint-Pierre in 1902 by a volcanic eruption, it was the most important city of Martinique culturally and economically, being known as “the Paris of the Caribbean.” While Fort-de-France was the official administrative capital, Saint-Pierre was the cultural capital of Martinique. After the disaster, Fort-de-France grew in economic importance.
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  2. Fond St-Denis

  3. Les Salines

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