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Martinique, La Carbet
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Today a picturesque fishing village sprinkled with traditional colourful houses, Christopher Columbus was said to have moored here in 1502. Paul Gauguin also stayed here in 1887 and a small museum is devoted to the artist. Don't miss rue Perrinon and its colourful houses or St-Jacques Church (1776) and its handsome Baroque facade. South of the town (by N2), in the Coin district, you can admire well-preserved characteristic painted wooden Creole huts.

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  • Captain Latouche's home (17C) was one of the first plantations founded in Martinique but was destroyed by lava in 1902. The ruins stretch out on either side of Anse-Latouche River; the slaves' huts were on the right bank and the masters' quarters on ..

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  • Butterfly garden Interesting

    Anse Latouche F - 97221 Le Carbet

    The Butterfly Garden is a conservatory, which provides the opportunity to observe butterflies in their natural milieu, namely lush, pleasant vegetation. The garden is by a riverside and a 30min walk leads to an 18C fortress, which commands a fantasti..

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  • Neisson Distillery

    Le Coin F - 97221 Le Carbet

    Of the many distilleries located around Le Carbet in the 19C, only the Neisson Distillery remains, the last family-owned business on the island (1931). The reputation of its rum derives from the particular flavour of the sugar cane that grows on this..

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