St Pierre & Botanic Garden
Departing from Fort de France, you will proceed north to discover the hinterland of the island. The first short stop will be at Balata’s charming church—a miniature reproduction of Sacré Coeur in Paris. Take some stunning pictures, not only of the church but also of the magnificent panorama of the city. The highlight of this excursion, however, will be a visit to the Botanic Garden of Balata. Here you will find on display thousands of species of tropical plants over which a kaleidoscope of humming birds hover playfully. The tour will continue to St Pierre. Passing Martinique’s majestic rain forest, characterized by its flourishing tropical vegetation, exotic birds and wild animals, you will arrive at the seaport which was previously the island’s business and culture capital. It was totally destroyed in 1902 by a volcanic eruption and 30,000 inhabitants died in seconds. You can see the museum showing life of St Pierre before and after its grisly moment of fame.