Things to see and do - Le 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.
Tourist attractions Le Carbet : Things to see and do
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 ..
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..
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..