Activities for a Rainy Day in Martinique

What to Do in Martinique When it Rains

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  • Two_if_by_Land
    Cambridge, MA52 contributions
    We went to three distilleries and this one felt the most like a museum. Interesting to see the old equipment and old ads. We probably only spent 30 minutes here as the factory was not in operation this month.
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • JCW703
    Bridgetown, Barbados2,486 contributions
    This is a modern mall, certainly by Caribbean standards, but what really impressed us was the great selection of the attached grocery store.
    Written February 20, 2020
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  • Nicholas N
    Copenhagen, Denmark793 contributions
    You can take a tour of the distillery for free and the shop where it's possible to taste some of the rums for free as well :)
    Written January 14, 2022
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  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, CA4,533 contributions
    This beautiful building right in town just across from the park is a very special place. The attractive exterior will lure visitors to go inside especially on a hot sunny day. Other than books and displays, there are clean restrooms in the back. Free admission.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • Martina J
    Bratislava, Slovakia473 contributions
    This is one of the most beautiful places in Martinique! You just have to visit this museum. The owner is very helpful and kind. You will see so many sea species here. Crabs, shells, fish, sharks, molluscs... completed by pictures and videos. We have never seen some of the species! You can also buy some shells as souvenirs. The place is air-conditioned. Entrance fee is low (5 eur if I remember). You can visit the pottery village in the neighbourhood. It's totally worth your visit, you won't believe how big is nature's fantasy :)
    Written February 9, 2020
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  • Carol G
    Hartsdale, NY540 contributions
    The Memorial of the 1902 Catastrophe in St. Pierre shed light on the warnings ignored by locals before the disaster wiped out the town and 30,000 residents. The artifacts showed the destructive force of Mount Pelee, the most dramatic of which is a church bell that was bent and fused by the heat.

    We received headsets explaining each numbered exhibit but found reading the postings beside each much faster. The museum, though small, is comprehensive in getting its message across.
    Written March 14, 2020
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  • GRZ
    Chicago, IL7,387 contributions
    My absolute favorite distillery visit we had in Martinique, and as the title implies we visited as many as 10!

    It's the drive here, it's valley the distillery is in, the entire set up of the grounds - an absolute gem! Oh just to give you an idea how much we loved it... I didn't get to try their rhum on the spot as we were visiting in "still COVID" times and they didn't resume sampling until the week or two after our visit (we were told at the time), and yet it left the absolute best impression.

    Tour is free as usual in Martinique (except Habitation Clement) - upon arrival you can drink some free running water coming down straight from the mountain into their building - absolute genius! You can walk through various phases of the rum production and what stands JM aside from others is their charring of barrels (think Jack Daniels in the US) that you will not see at other distilleries.

    Even though we couldn't sample on the spot I took a bottle with me home and for enjyoing/sampling on my own I took with us also the six pack of mini bottles - for 16.50 it was a no-brainer. If you have any questions or are interested in anything the ladies in the welcome office spoke perfect English (at least 2 of them) so it was nice to chat for a moment and also listen about various rhums they make (very very few are available in the US, sadly).

    The grounds are beautiful, incorporated into the valley/hill and surrounding nature - it's a very special place and I highly recommend everyone to come and see it. The other distillery that made such a great impression on me was also Depaz but there it's because it's on the hill of the volcano and facing the sea - completely different yet magical landscape - I highly recommend seeing both in this region of Martinique if you are into rhum and local culture.

    TIP: if you made this far to the north I highly recommend continuing all the way Grand Riviere and having a lunch there - it's a "different forgotten almost alike" Martinique there
    Written November 27, 2021
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  • caitlinnnmaryy
    Albany, NY60 contributions
    This is a great stop for local art and souvenirs along the side of the road. Also - there is a juice bar and a nice deck - which makes for a great stop after the beach when you need a break from the sun!
    Written April 8, 2017
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  • Keith C
    Huntingdon, UK595 contributions
    Well worth seeing if in the town of Saint-Pierre. The museum is FREE and the audio tour is in English and French. Interesting information about momentous occurance in the island's history
    Written June 3, 2019
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  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, CA4,533 contributions
    We wandered in as the mass was coming to an end. It was nice to be able to participate at least for a few minutes. This church is very different comparing to the ones you see in Europe. Beautiful just the same.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    I liked the inside the most at the Eglise Notre-Dame de la Bonne Delivrance.

    It had some nice stained-glass windows.

    The ceiling was brown and yellow pillars.

    The benches were made in wood.

    There were statues.

    The floors was with white tiles and brown tiles.

    There is a gorgeous painting at the back of the altar.
    Written September 15, 2019
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  • Chris M
    Vancouver, Canada271 contributions
    If you're into sugarcane, this is for you. Comprehensive display with the focus (typical here in Martinique) on the slave trade. Worthwhile.
    Written December 22, 2019
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    This church is close to the Diamond.

    There were alot of people outside. Inside there was communion.

    There is a high tower and the cross at the very top.

    The outside of the church is yellow.

    I looked inside and aw that the walls were white.

    There was ample parking.

    Worthwhile to see!
    Written September 24, 2019
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  • GRZ
    Chicago, IL7,387 contributions
    Not sure what I expected coming here and why I was attracted in the first place as we usually stay away from museums while traveling... but there was something about the Mt Pelee in the background of this place (usually hiding behind the clouds) that called my name and we decided to give it a shot, and we were happy we did!

    Everything here is in French, except, for the very interesting and actually quite long (I want to say 1 hour long) movie that comes with English subtitles that was extremely educating - I knew just a little about the tragic events from 1902 but didn't realize the importance of those events to the rest of the world and volcanology. The cherry on the top was the part in the movie where they showed how different Caribbean islands were made in 2 different "eras" - especially since the very next day from this visit we were heading to Guadeloupe which was mentioned as well in the movie, and what in particular caught my curiosity was the Grand Terre (old era) and Basse Terre (new era) islands connected - very cool and unusual and if not for this movie I would have just thought they are two masses of land simply connected via bridge.

    We don't speak French so we just walked around and glanced at some exhibits, took a small walk outside and left very satisfied - for about $12 USD total it was an interesting "rhum distilleries road trip" breaker and also a very educational stop - I think everyone visiting Martinique should undergo "this class" about Mt Pelee!

    The 3d map of Martinique on the outside ground is a super cool piece! (yes you can walk on it, just clean your shoes - at least that's what we managed to translate from French to English from that sign :P)

    TIP: there are school classes coming here from time to time so you may have a very peaceful experience or one that may be a bit more "active" if you follow my drift :) we were all kids at some point...!

    TIP: if you are in the area check out Depaz Distillery, go back to St Pierre, have a lunch on the beachfront, driving through St Pierre isn't super fun with the traffic but it's an interesting area of the island and everyone can find something for themselves here
    Written November 28, 2021
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    We went to the Centre d'Interpretation du Patrimoine Paul Gauguin. We saw a statue, probably made by Gauguin.

    When we arrived at the museum, we were told that we could not take any pictures.

    It was worthwhile anyway!
    Written September 18, 2019
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