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Top ChoiceFrench in St-Pierre


The best place in St-Pierre for an extravagant gastronomic experience, this delightful restaurant is in the same historic property as the Hotel de l'Anse, though it's separately run. The name refers to the year...

Top ChoiceCreole in St-Pierre

Le Fromager

What's not to love at this superb-value lunch-only place with incredible sea views from the mountainside overlooking St-Pierre? The welcome is warm and the Creole cooking is both wonderful and authentic. On...

Top ChoiceCreole in St-Pierre

Le Guérin

Upstairs within the old market, this is the most popular lunch spot in town – no contest. There can be a wait during the rush, but with some of the best acras (fish, seafood or vegetable tempura) and boudin...

Zoo in St-Pierre

Zoo de Martinique

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 a sugar mill that was destroyed in the 1902 eruption of...

Ruins in St-Pierre

Theater Ruins

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 remains to give a sense of the building's former grandeur....

Distillery in St-Pierre

Distillerie Depaz

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 signs in English, are on offer. In the tasting room you...

Creole in St-Pierre

Chez Marie-Claire

Upstairs on a metallic mezzanine overlooking the covered market, Chez Marie-Claire is about as unfussy and informal as dining gets on this French island, but that doesn't make its Creole dishes (such as stewed...

French Caribbean in St-Pierre

Le Tamaya

This simple little restaurant near the imposing Maison de la Bourse on the seafront road is a reliable choice. It prepares delectable French-inspired dishes with a tropical twist – one of the more unusual items...

Arts & Crafts in St-Pierre

Seed Jewels

French seed jeweler Matthieu Verdier runs a stall at the big Saturday market selling his exquisite, handmade pieces, all crafted using polished and carved seed pods from Martinique. Call ahead to visit his workshop.

Church in St-Pierre


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 romantically known as the 'pirates' church' as it's said...

Museum in St-Pierre

Musée Volcanologique et Historique

This small but very interesting museum, founded in 1932 by American adventurer and volcanologist Frank Perret, gives a glimpse of the devastating 1902 eruption of Mont Pelée. On display are items plucked from the...

Seafood in St-Pierre

Resto Beach Grill

This hugely popular sand-floor and plastic-chair place on Carbet's beach (about 4km south of St-Pierre) is very professionally run, with attentive staff members and an excellent menu of seafood and meat dishes....

Cultural in St-Pierre

Mai de St-Pierre

The island commemorates the May 8, 1902, eruption of Mont Pelée with live jazz performances and a candlelight procession through the town from the cathedral along the seafront.