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Martinique Travel and Tourism on Travel Notes
Find Martinique Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Martinique.
Martinique, an Overseas
Department of France, lies between Dominica and St Lucia.
Martinique is of volcanic origin and relatively mountainous.
The British occupied Martinique on several occasions during the
colonial wars between France and Great Britain.
Napoleon's wife, the Empress Josephine, was born in Martinique and a
statue to honour her stands in a public garden.
In 1902 Mont Pelee erupted, destroying Saint-Pierre; which was then
the island's largest city.
Weather in the Caribbean:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around the Caribbean region.
The capital of Martinique, once called Fort-Royal, is in the west
of the island; on the Bay of Fort-de-France.
Three forts defend the landlocked harbour.
The landscapes of the Caravelle Peninsula and the Atlantic Coast will
charm even the most jaded traveller.
Hotels in Fort-de-France.
Tourisme de la Martinique:
You'll need to speak French (well, read it at least) to get the most out of the official
Martinique Tourism website but if you intend to travel to Martinique, I presume you can.
Operates regular sea services between the islands of Guadeloupe,
Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia.
Comprehensive guide to Martinique with useful information to help you plan your Martinique
Some suggested sightseeing highlights, from the Martinique Promotion Bureau, to help you
decide where to travel around Martinique.
The sailor's guide to Martinique includes information about marinas and anchorage spots
around the island of Martinique.
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