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It is the land of two faces – the first is the bright lights and landmarks of Fort-de-France, as well as the various breathtaking natural sights of those going to the countryside. This enables tourists to enjoy a variety of sights that will make one familiar with the culture and natural features of the island country. Doing so will let one understand Martinique more and figure out the special characteristics of this island country.

 

Situated between Dominica to the north and St Lucia to the south, Martinique is one of the places in the Caribbean Sea known for its historic sights. One will find here several landmarks to visit, while those interested in the countryside can check out the beautifully underdeveloped areas. Such laissez faire allows Martinique to maintain a rugged appeal, with its beaches serving a warm welcome for those who want to relax by the coastlines. 

 

Where to go

A lush countryside and a rich history combine to make a trip to Martinique an enchanting experience. Those going here can explore the architectural sites and other landmarks in the capital of this exciting island in the French West Indies. Fort-de-France features the Place de la Savane, a central park with palm trees, pathways, and statues. Those going here will find the place relaxing to be in, especially during the mid-mornings and afternoons when the crowds thin out a bit. From here, tourists can then go look at the Fort Royal which dates back from 1638. The Palais de Justice and the Cathedrale Saint-Louis, with its distinctive spire, are also marvellous attractions to look at. They, however, can pale in comparison with the Bibliotheque Schoelcher with its intricate Romanesque design.

 

Those on the lookout for more historic sites can venture to the Musee de la Pagerie, which was the birthplace of Marie Joseph Rose Tascher de la Pagerie who later became Empress Josephine, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Those going here will find some of the personal items of the woman who became an empress, with guides that tell the story of her life and arranged marriage with the French general. Visitors can then move on to the Chateau Dubuc, the former home of the powerful family who owned the peninsula in the 18th century. Upon the arrival, one can check out the grounds and ruins of the castle as the guides share information on the history of the Dubuc family.

 

Strength and self-sufficiency are qualities that the people of Haiti show. Those going here from Martinique can arrive within four hours or so, which allows one to learn more about this fascinating people. Tourists visiting here can check out the collections in the Musee du Pantheon National, which contain various interesting historical artefacts from King Christophe's gun used for his suicide and the rushing anchor of Santa Maria, the flagship of Columbus. After appreciating a bit of history, tourists can then move on to Marche de Fer, a rather strange-looking structure that was restored after being heavily damaged in the 2004 earthquake. Those going here will find the area rich in food and art, as well as various examples of Vodou paraphernalia. One can also look around and appreciate the various artworks in the Museum of Haitian Art. 

 

France, one of the colonial powers who ruled over the Caribbean, can be part of an international itinerary from Martinique. Those going here can go up the Eiffel Tower to see the breathtaking view, visit the Louvre for the marvellous paintings, and other works, check out the Palais Garnier for a theatrical performance, and look at the works of a renowned sculptor in Musee Rodin. Various other sights vie for attention in this City of Lights, which personify the city's fame as one of the top attractions in the world.

 

How to get out

Those planning to visit other parts of the world from Martinique can book connecting flights from Aime Cesaire International Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Antilles Express, Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air France, Air Transat, American Airlines, Corsair International, Cubana de Aviacion, LIAT, Miami Air International, Seaborne Airlines, and XL Airways France. 

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