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St. James Distillery & Rum Museum

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Address: Usine, 97230, Martinique
Phone Number: 596 596 69 50 37
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Description: Bring money for a cab, because after a couple of samples from this rum...
Bring money for a cab, because after a couple of samples from this rum distillery, you won't want to drive.
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Authentic Rhum Plantaiton, Distillery, Museum

More than 250 years old, this Plantation has been growing sugar cane and making rum for centuries. Ride the cane railway for a leisurely trip through the fields of bananas and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Miami
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

More than 250 years old, this Plantation has been growing sugar cane and making rum for centuries. Ride the cane railway for a leisurely trip through the fields of bananas and sugar cane, visit the museum to learn of the history of rum making the the French Caribbean island and taste the marvelous spirits produced on site.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We arrived an hour before closing and checked to make sure there was enough time for the visit. They said yes, but then completely ignored us in order to hurry us up. No samples. Wouldn't even take the time to sell us some rum. That's fine. We can find some elsewhere.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

this museum is set at what appears to be an old house-creole style. it has beautiful park like surroundings. you are free to roam the property. there are signs throughout that lets you know the process to distill rum. some are only in French some are French & English. there is free tastings & "gift shop" that basically only sells... More 

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Red Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The tour was okay and if you have never been to a distillery it was interesting. The guide did not elaborate on the history or the processes of the rum making. They turned it into a 'basic' tour. The only highlite is the tasting at the end. It could have been that they were a little overwhelmed with the number... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were staying in Sainte Marie and this was a obvious place to visit. It was hard not to compare with other places (e.g. the Rum Museun in Sainte Anne, Guadeloupe) and was interesting, bit nothing more. All the notices, displays and information was in French, which was a struggle for us but something we had come to expect in... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Guided tour on the domain; seeing a bit more of the brewing process would be nice The tasting afterwards is very good and you can try almost every rum you want.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Set in a beautiful old plantation home, the St. James Rhum Museum was very interesting however the all of the displays were in French. It would have been nice if there were some English ones as well. There were no tours while we were there, as they are closed that time of year (December). This would have been nice to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

Smells wonderful! Free tasting, but we did not get the tour since it was closed that time of year (december) Why it did not state this on the internet or maps/brochures, i dont know, very frustrating

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GLASGOW, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2010

The best rum in Martinique! You can even take a train that goes through the sugar cane fields and your guide tells you everything there is to know about producing rum. I would highly recommend all visitors to go to this distillery. It has a beautiful museum in a colonial building that has been restored. There is even a restaurant... More 

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Address: Usine, 97230, Martinique
Phone Number: 596 596 69 50 37
Location: Caribbean  >  Martinique

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