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The art centre of the Caribbean (Fort-de-France)
Here, the island's culture and history is shown, from before Columbus destroyed the peace between the Arawak and the Carib Indians. The colonisation is also described, the entry of the French, of Josephine's connection to the city and of the eruption of Mount Pelées. It is also possible to buy local art ware.
The building La Bibliothèque Schoelcher (Fort-de-France)
Just like the Eiffel Tower, this building was built in 1889 for the world exhibition in Paris, and it was sailed to the Caribbean piece by piece. Today, the building with its fantastic Roman-Byzantine mosaic is one of the most beautiful buildings on the island.
The park La Savane (Fort-de-France)
In the middle of the city there is a park where the inhabitants can relax in the open. In the park, a statute is raised of emperor Napoleon's Josephine, who was born on Martinique not far from the capital. There is also a market in the park, where you among many other things can buy art ware.
Carbet (Martinique (French))
Carbet is situated between Fort-de-France and Mont Pelée. Two of the most famous persons, who have marked Martinique, have lived in this city. It was here Columbus went ashore when he arrived to the island, which he thought was the most beautiful island in the world. Paul Gauguin lived and painted here and today, a museum in the city exhibits his work.
Martinique National Park (Martinique (French))
The national park offers hiking trips in green areas with beautiful scenery and rare plants. For enthusiasts it is a great challenge to climb the volcano Mont Pelée, which is still active.
The beaches (Martinique (French))
The beaches on Martinique are everything a sun-loving tourist may dream about. Sandy beaches in the shade of the palm trees, crystal clear water with a comfortable temperature and lots of sun. Diving at the beautiful coral reef is a very special experience. The beautiful turquoise blue water can be dangerous, however. There may be dangerous undercurrents and treacherous waves, which means that it is wisest not to swim too far. There are also sharks, jellyfish, sea urchins and electric eels, which must be avoided if you do not want to end your bathing trip too quickly.
The beaches at Anse Ceron (Martinique (French))
The fine beaches are situated in the northern part of Martinique. Even though the black sand needs a little getting used to, the beach at Anse Ceron is a lovely place, where it is possible to bathe in the clear water, which may be a little treacherous at the northern part of the island.
The botanical garden La Valée des Papillons" (Martinique (French))
In the northern Martinique near the city Carbet, a botanical garden has been set up beside the ruins of an old 17th century plantation. The garden is a sanctuary for butterflies flying around in the beautiful weather.
The castle Dubuc (Martinique (French))
On the Caravelle peninsula there are ruins from a castle, which was erected by the Dubuc family when they arrived to the island in 1657. In the middle of the 18th century, the family had acquired great power on the island. Their story is told in a little museum next to the ruins of the castle.
The fishing town les Anses dArlets (Martinique (French))
Les Anses d'Arlets is in the southern Martinique. It is a fishing town with plenty of fine beaches and fantastic diving destinations, and the area is not far as crowded with tourists as e.g. Pointe du Bout.

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