As the name itself suggests, Martinique is a destination with French colonial history. Its capital is called Fort de France, and, as it is with all colonial domains, the current culture is a combination of the native as well as French customs. So, if you are ready, let’s explore this tropical destination.
Many people visit tropical destination for the sake of the beaches, and Les Salines is certainly among the more popular beaches of this area. Its Caribbean, relaxing, and breathtaking as a beach should be, offering a perfect escapism from the everyday life for the visitors. As to be expected, it is more crowded on weekends, so, if you prefer your beaches calm, try some other day.
You should definitely not miss the capital. historic sites, urban fun, delicious cuisine and inescapable charm all intertwine in this vibrant capital. When you grow tired of lying on the beach and soaking the sun, this is the place where you should be.
If you are a history enthusiast, you should check this former capital, destroyed by a volcano. Explore the ruins, dive into the town’s dramatic history, and admire the beautiful surroundings. Since the disaster sunk the boats as well, this became a popular wreck-diving site.
Château Dubuc and the Caravelle Peninsula
The ruins used to belong to a powerful 18th-century Dubuc family. You can choose to explore the grounds and the family history or enjoy the amazing nature following La Caravelle Nature Trail that will definitely acquaint you with the natural characteristics of the area.
Musée de la Pagerie
Since this area is the birthplace of Empress Josephine, the wife of Napoleon, it makes sense that her house will become a museum. explore the life of this famous individual by paying a visit to Musee de la Pagerie. If the anecdotes of royalties are not your main focus when it comes to history, and you prefer a more class-conscious approach, visit the nearby La Savane des Esclaves in order to learn something about the local slave population and their lives.