Domaine de l'Émeraude


This wonderful natural reserve has been curated with exhibits and labeling to allow visitors to get the most out of its many trails, making it a slice of wild nature with great learning possibilities. Give yourself plenty of time to do the three walks through the forest, ranging from 1km to 5km, where you'll see all manner of indigenous plants, flowers and trees.

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1. Distillerie Depaz

1.71 MILES

Learn how rum is made at this interesting operation perched on a hillside amid sugarcane fields on St-Pierre's northern outskirts. Self-guided tours, with…

3. Theater Ruins


St-Pierre’s most impressive ruins are those of the town's 18th-century theater. While most of it was destroyed in the 1902 eruption of Mont Pelée, enough…

4. Musée Volcanologique et Historique

2.84 MILES

This small but very interesting museum, founded in 1932 by American adventurer and volcanologist Frank Perret, gives a glimpse of the devastating 1902…

5. Cathedral

3.05 MILES

St-Pierre's old cathedral was reduced to a stump in the Mont Pelée eruption of 1902 and never regained its former glory, despite a 1920s rebuild. It is…

6. Zoo de Martinique

3.59 MILES

One of northern Martinique's biggest attractions, this zoo–botanical garden–historical site almost gives you three for the price of one. Amid the ruins of…

7. Distillerie JM

5.73 MILES

This well-known distillery nestled in a valley south of the Basse Pointe–Macouba road has a great visitor experience in the shape of a self-guided tour…

8. Plage de Sinaï

7.38 MILES

West of the harbor, this palm-and-cliff-backed beach has sand blacker than the darkest of chocolate that shelves gently into the warm sea.