Saint-Pierre - Tropical
Delight in Fort De France’s natural splendors on a guided tour of its lush botanical gardens, complete with tropical flora and an elevated suspension bridge. Learn about the island’s rich cultural heritage and local horticulturists before exploring its diverse vegetation. View some 3,000 varieties of colorful tropical flowers and plants, including hibiscus, roses, wild orchids, soaring bamboo and palms. Walk amidst the tree tops along a dangling suspension bridge perched high above the rainforest gardens. You will also visit a mini replica of the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre in Paris, built in 1925, Balata Church. Situated on the height of Fort de France, it offers a panoramic view of the city and its bay.
A scenic road takes you past the majestic rainforest of Martinique, characterized by its flourishing tropical vegetation, exotic birds and wild animals. A ten-minute drive takes you to Saint Pierre - perhaps the most famous place in Martinique, but for tragic reasons. In 1902, a volcanic eruption killed 30,000 people in the city. The only survivor was a prisoner held in an underground dungeon.Visit the Volcanological Museum in St. The city is today the 101st city of art and history of France.Return to Fort-de-France via several fishing villages, including Le Carbet, where Christopher Columbus landed in 1502. Paul Gauguin lived and painted there in 1887.Passing through Bellefontaine, watch the boat-shaped house and the village of Schœlcher, named after the man who fought for the liberation of slaves in the French West Indies.