St Pierre & Botanic Garden


Approximately 4 hours
Strenuous Activity 

From Fort de France, head north to discover the interior of the island.

Visit Balata's charming church -- a miniature reproduction of Sacré Coeur in Paris -- and take some stunning pictures, not only of the church but also of the magnificent panorama of the city.

The day's highlight is a visit to the Botanic Garden of Balata. Thousands of species of tropical plants grow here, with a kaleidoscope of humming birds hovering playfully.

A scenic drive takes you past Martinique's majestic rain forest, characterized by its flourishing tropical vegetation, exotic birds and wild animals.

St Pierre village was once the island's business and culture capital. It was totally destroyed in 1902 by a volcanic eruption and 30,000 inhabitants died in mere seconds. Visit the museum showcasing the life and times of St Pierre before and after its grisly moment of fame.

Notes:

This excursion is led in English