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Martinique, course Tour des Yoles (étape finale 2009)
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Renowned for its Fonds-Blancs, low-lying sandbanks responsible for the beautiful colour of the sea, Le François developed thanks to the Franciscan monks that grew cocoa here. Today the village relies essentially on banana crops and fishing. If you come here in spring or summer, you may be lucky enough to see one of the immensely popular yole regattas because Le François is one of the ports of call of the Tour de la Martinique and the Tour des yoles rondes, both of which give rise to enthusiastic festivities in the port and on the beach.

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  • Habitation Clément Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Domaine de l'Acajou F - 97240 Le François

    Habitation Clément is an exceptional estate that will delight aficionados of the "Route du Rhum". The property, which witnessed the meeting between George Bush and François Mitterand in 1991, has retained its cachet. It is a characteristic ..

  • Isles and Fonds-Blancs Recommended Recommended

    F - Le François

    The François Isles are famous for the Fonds-Blancs, high sandbanks that surround and delineate the isles. These white coral sandbanks are dotted around the bay a few hundred metres from the coast and it is sheer bliss to wallow in 60cm of warm green ..

  • Josephine's Bath Recommended Recommended

    F - Le François

    Josephine's Bath, the most visited of Fonds-Blancs, owes its fame to Empress Josephine who is said to have bathed here. However a host of other legends also lay claim to the name, so you'll have to choose for yourself. Coral reefs and islets shelter ..

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