Visiting the municipality of Sainte-Marie in MartiniqueTemps de lecture : 2 minutes
Sainte-Marie in Martinique is located 8 km from Lorrain and Gros Morne, on the North Atlantic coast of Martinique.
Colonized once by the Caribbean Indians and then by the French, the city really started to develop during the 18th century. This city is home to one of the fundamental elements of Martinique’s history and culture which is rum.
In the middle of a sugar cane plantation of about 250 hectares, you will find the former colonial house, now a rum museum, which will take you on a journey through the history of Martinique’s agricultural rum.
The city’s economy slowed down considerably during the 20th century after the sugar crisis that hit the island.
The city of Sainte-Marie in 6 questions
Surface : 44,5 km2
Density : 358 km2
Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Church ;
The Saint-James Distillery and its Rum Museum ;
The Banana Museum, after having closed its doors in May 2008 due to damage and financial problems, was reopened in August 2009 by the town hall. It is proposed a visit of the museum, a stroll among the different varieties of bananas and a reception for tastings;
“La Maison du Bèlè”: for the initiation to traditional dance, demonstration and shows of songs and dances.
The Sainte-Marie Island tombolo: a natural curiosity, visible from December to May – a sandbank phenomenon created by marine currents and linking Sainte-Marie Island to the mainland during this period;
Restaurant le Saint-James – Distillerie Saint-James Route de L’Usine Plaine de l’Union – +596 69 07 33
Chez Maxoun – Boulevard Désir JOX – téléphone :+596 596 69 37 68
Le Tombolory – Boulevard Desir Jox, téléphone +596 62 98 78
1 place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, 97230
+596 5 96 69 30 06
The town hall is open :
From Monday to Tuesday : from 07h00 to 17h00
Wednesdays: from 07h00 to 13h00
Thursdays: from 07:00 to 17:00
Fridays: from 07h00 to 13h00