Top things to do in St-Pierre

Top Choice French in St-Pierre

1643

This delightful restaurant is in the same historic property as the Hotel de l'Anse, even though it's separately run. The name refers to the year in which the Habitation Anse Latouche was founded, and 1643 is the bes…
Top Choice Creole in St-Pierre

Le Fromager

What's not to love at this superb-value lunchtime-only place, with its incredible sea views from the mountainside overlooking St-Pierre? The welcome is warm and the Creole cooking in the kitchen is both wonderful an…
Top Choice Creole in St-Pierre

Le Guérin

There's no contest about the most popular lunch spot in town, upstairs within the old market – there can be a wait during the lunch rush, but with some of the best acras and boudin créole (blood sausage) on Martiniq…
Zoo in St-Pierre

Zoo de Martinique

This former botanical garden on the southern outskirts of St-Pierre has undergone an impressive transformation and is now an excellent privately run zoo. Set within the ruins of a sugar mill dating from the 18th cen…
Museum in St-Pierre

Centre de Découverte des Sciences de la Terre

Just 1.5km north of town, the earth-science museum looks like a big white box set on top of some columns. It hosts a permanent exhibit on Mont Pelée, in French. Documentaries are screened all day long, but the one t…
Ruins in St-Pierre

Ruins

St-Pierre’s most impressive ruins are those of the old 18th-century theater. While most of the theater was destroyed, enough remains to give a sense of the former grandeur of this building, which once seated 800 and…
Distillery in St-Pierre

Distillerie Depaz

Learn how rum is made at this operation perched on a hillside amid sugarcane fields on the northern outskirts of St-Pierre. This interesting place offers self-guided tours, with signs in English. In the tasting room…
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 beef, …
Seafood in St-Pierre

Beach Grill

This hugely popular sand-floor place on Carbet's beach (about 4km south of St-Pierre) is very professionally run, with attentive staff and an excellent menu of fresh seafood and meat dishes. The salads are huge – if…
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 ru…