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St. James Distillery & Rum Museum

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Address: Sainte Marie 97230, Martinique
Phone Number: 596 596 69 50 37
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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
RobertBurr
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Miami
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island
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

to see the process drive further north and see the steps from A-Z at Rhum JM, en Macouba. The tasting will not disappoint either.

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Thank bellavueboy
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big parking lot and self service informative signs that tell the story of rhum distillery and the history of the place. Just walk to the back of the big house and proceed to the smaller building. Be sure to also check out the second storey for a few more things to see. There is a store from which one could... More 

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Thank Kurraki
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73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Very nice exposition about Martinique rum distillery. The oldest rum from 1885 year are available there. The visit is tax free and also the tax free degustation.

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Thank Vladimíra Š
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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76 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very nice place behind Franprix Marche on the end of St.Marie, Martinique. The Museum is in more parts and they speak well english, sometimes... I.floor is some exhibiton about Rhum production on Antilles, upstairs you can see some overview of advertising by Rhum marketing, but in the first floor You can make degustation of known Rhums from St.James factory. Wonderfull... More 

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Miami
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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1 Thank RobertBurr
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank CrazySeal
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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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