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Martinique, the island with a thousand faces

From the saline beaches to Mount Pelée, a stay in Martinique will allow you to benefit from a large diversity of scenery. With an enchanting setting of white sand and lush nature, let yourself be surprised by the numerous riches of this French territory in the Caribbean.

To mention the West Indies is to conjure up pictures of heavenly beaches! For a postcard setting in Martinique, head for the South, to the Saline Beach. With its coconut trees, its turquoise water and its fine grain sand, it's a true invitation to unwind. Travelling up towards the North on the Caribbean facing, another impressive sight of your journey in Martinique awaits you: Diamond Rock, a geological marvel rising from the sea as if by magic. For the fans of ornithology this mount is also a refuge for birds. The waters that surround it are your invitation to practice scuba diving in Martinique thanks to the exotic and abundant underwater life. Afterwards, continue up towards Fort-de-France to appreciate Saint Francis Bay, which runs the length of the port of the capital with its crystalline waters.

To understand the full measure of the beauty that surrounds you, aim for the heights! Your stay in Martinique could include a hike on Mount Pelée. With an altitude of 1397 metres, it is the highlight of this volcanic island. It can be accessed by numerous paths open to walkers: with clear visibility, its summit offers a panoramic view that will take your breath away, from the Caribbean to the Atlantic Ocean.

For those passionate about art and history, a passing visit of Saint-Pierre is compulsory. Former capital of Martinique until the eruption of Mount Pelée in 1902, today it's an open air museum, running between cobbled streets, conserved buildings and the rum distillery of castle Depaz. Finally, the capital Fort-de-France is a lively and rousing city.