Ducos: Useful information and what to see in the cityTemps de lecture : 2 minutes
Ducos is a commune of Martinique located a few kilometers from Fort-de-France and the Lamentin. The city was named Trou-au-Chat until 1855.
In 1854 the town was renamed by giving it the name of the Minister of the Navy and Colonies of Napoleon III Theodore Ducos. Situated in the interior of Martinique, Ducos is a city with an artisanal and agricultural origin. It is in this municipality that we find the only hydraulic dam in Martinique, the Manzo dam, which is 325 meters long.
In Ducos the tourist places are limited. Nevertheless, the municipality is full of splendid tourist monuments that will make you capsize.
First, you can visit the Church of Our Lady of the Nativity, built in the 11th century on the site of a Roman temple. It is the smallest cathedral in France. The cathedral has several collections of statues in polychrome wood. These pieces represent the religious and historical heritage of the city of Nice. These statues come from the chapels of the Calvary in the Ara district, they are witnesses of the fervor of the French revolutionaries.
You will also find the Saint-Lambert Tower, on the Godeau square, an old cemetery offering a good view of the bell tower dating from the 12th century.
You can also visit the Aubéry mansion, a castle built in the 20th century by Germain Olivier under the order of the famous Martinican industrialist Eugène Aubéry. The castle includes a vast house, as well as a very large Art-Deco style garden.
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The Manche River dwelling, former home of Jorna or Fabrique.
The bay of Génipa ;
Champigny Pays Noyé ;
Château Aubéry, listed as a Historic Monument in accordance with the Prefectural Order n° 92-2807 of December 31, 1992, labeled “20th century heritage” on May 12, 2015;
The tomb of Josephine des Vergers de Sannois (1816-1847), wife of Charles Huyghues Derivry (1806-1875), first mayor of Trou-au-Chat in 1837, and relative of Josephine de Beauharnais;
The La Manzo dam ;
Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité Church (1901), architect Pierre-Henri Picq, listed as a Historic Monument by decree of December 14, 1989.
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