the island of flowers
scarf or bakoua hat, fish blaff or créole black pudding, let yourself fall for
this mixed island, where the flowery volcanic north Martinique, rich with its luxuriant vegetation contrasts with the lazy south
Martinique and its long dream beaches. Everywhere, in the same rum scent, endless cane
fields, rippling under the breath of a warm wind.
Martinique evokes familiar and contrasted pictures: the humble house
where Joséphine of Beauharnais was born, the painful vision of Saint Pierre's
ruins and the hieratic outline of Diamond Rock, long contended for with the
English Navy for the control of the Caribbean sea.
tourist development in Martinique has not disturbed the charm of these quiet districts where
the small sail boats are still called "gomyés", where the
grandmothers still know how to prepare soursop fritters, where the pineapple
slices served with the ti'punch of Martinique are cut in a fancy way.
secret Martinique, there exist extraordinary memory places: the mosaic flooring
of Case-Pilote church made with the debris of crockery burnt at the time of the
eruption of the Pelée mountain, Morne Vert nestled at the foot of the Carbet
pitons, these old sugar factories of
l'anse Latouche , the paths of the North Trace
Martinique, that one hikes following
For French citizens, a valid national
The euro (checks are generally not accepted in Martinique).
lag with the mainland: 5 hours in winter, 6 hours in summer (noon in the
mainland = 6 a.m. in Martinique)
tropical climate with a temperature varying between 24 and 28 degrees all year
round. The rain season happens during the summer months; nevertheless the sun
always shines at length.
Martinique: Between 8 and 9 hours from the mainland
The Pirate's Martinique
A playful rendez-vous to discover Martinique
Traduction effectuée par Marie-Claude, une aimable internaute
de Martinique que nous remercions