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Saint-Pierre Travel guide
Saint-Pierre : Michelin's recommendations
Saint-Pierre is no longer the influential 30 000-strong town it used to be, since the fateful eruption of Mount Pelée on 8 May 1902. But Saint-Pierre, a pretty town of 5 000 inhabitants, has risen from its ashes thanks to the tenacity of the locals. It remains the site of many testimonies to its past, such as the ruins of an ancient theatre and the wrecks that lie at the bottom of its harbour. Visit the Discovery Centre of the Science of the Planet and the Depaz Distillery of this delightful, lively village.
Tourist attractions Saint-Pierre : Things to see and do
r. des Domaines F - Saint-Pierre
To gain a better insight into the extent of the devastation caused in 1902, head for the Centre district and the Frank-Perret Volcanic Museum, which charts the eruption step by step. The deliberately conserved ruins dotted around the streets also pai..
Habitation Perrinelle F - 97250 Saint-Pierre
An absolute must! This scientific, educational and cultural centre stages temporary and permanent exhibitions devoted to volcanoes, earthquakes and cyclones. Take the time to watch the "Volcans des Antilles" documentary film, which is extre..
Plantation de la Montagne pelée F - 97250 Saint-Pierre
To find out more about agricultural rum, go on a tour of the Depaz Distillery. This sugarcane plantation has been masterfully taken over by Victor Depaz, whose entire family died during the volcanic eruption of 1902. He is also behind the château sur..