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  • 1 Balata Garden Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N3, km 10, route de Balata F - Fort-de-France

    The botanical garden of Balata is the work of Jean-Philippe Thoze who collected rare, tropical plants over a 20-year period. Heliconias, ginger, begonias, orchids and bromelia paint a vivid picture, alternating between bright splashes of colour and d..

  • 2 Route de la Trace Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - Fort-de-France

    The winding Route de la Trace, from Fort-de-France to the delightful village of L'Ajoupa-Bouillon, unveils some of Martinique's most spectacular panoramas. The mountainous landscape - the road runs alongside the Pitons du Carbet, will enchant nature ..

  • 3 Pitons du Carbet Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    . N3 F - Fort-de-France

    The Pitons (peaks) du Carbet, of which there are 6, owe their amazing shape to their volcanic origins, forming a spectacular backdrop to the Route de la Trace. Piton Lacroix, which attains 1,196m, commands a splendid view. Older than Mount Pelée, the..

  • 4 Schoelcher Library Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 r. de la Liberté F - 97200 Fort-de-France

    Finished in Paris in 1887 according to plans by Henri Picq, then despatched and reassembled in Fort-de-France in 1893, Schoelcher Library features an incredible range of inspirations from the metallic Eiffel structure and Egyptian-Byzantine to Art No..

  • 5 Historic district of Fort-de-France Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place de la Savane F - Fort-de-France

    A walk round the historic district of Fort-de-France, which is just behind the port, will unveil a host of picturesque traditional wooden houses and colonial buildings, such as the spruce Pavillon Bougenot, dating from 1887, and the Maison Saint-Cyr,..

  • 6 St-Louis Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    rue Victor-Schoelcher F - 97200 Fort-de-France

    St-Louis Cathedral, not to be missed, the work of Henri Picq, and its 58m-high spire have stood on Rue Victor-Shoelcher since 1895. Built on the site of St Louis Church, which fell foul of an earthquake and a fire, this metallic structure was designe..

  • 7 Regional Museum of History and Ethnography of Fort-de-France Interesting

    Museums and art

    10 boulevard du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - Fort-de-France

    The Regional Museum of History and Ethnography features the discovery of a handsome colonial period house surrounded by a garden. The travel through time continues inside the house, which has recreated a late-19C interior, providing an insight into d..

  • 8 Canyon de l'Alma Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    N3 F - Fort-de-France

    The 1 750m-high Alma canyon is the most beautiful canyon of the Pitons; Blanche river has formed a 617m-high waterfall. It can be reached in two ways. Hikers can take the easy (90min) loop through the hygrophile forest (humid and tropical) of the Alm..

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