Le Carbet : visit, good addresses and practical informationTemps de lecture : 2 minutes
Located about 17 kilometers from the capital Fort-de-France, and 16 kilometers from Saint-Joseph, the Carbet refers to a type of dwelling belonging to the Caribbean natives, resembling large huts. Like the other towns of Martinique, this commune also has a particular history. It is here that Christopher Columbus is said to have landed in 1502, during his last voyage.
The development of the town began in the second half of the 17th century, but in 1902 the population of the town moved, for the most part, to the South, following the volcanic eruption of Mount Pelee. Le Carbet is an exceptional town that has experienced a notable development, thanks to the cultivation of cane and cocoa, which make its prosperity.
The city of Carbet in 7 questions
Area: 36 km2
Density: 98 km2
Saint-Jacques Church (classified as a historical monument)
Discover the Paul-Gauguin Museum: it presents copies and paintings of the painter made during his stay in Martinique.
The Taïlamé house (historical monument)
Cascade du Saut d’Eau du Carbet : 100 m high, it is visible from the Slave Canal.
The canal des Esclaves (also called canal de Beauregard)
The Tomb of the Spanish Lady
Visit the Neisson distillery: one of the most prized rums on the island of Martinique.
The Zoo of Martinique on the site of the Anse Latouche dwelling: former sugar factory founded in 1643.
Farnienter on one of the Carbet beaches: Anse Turin, Anse Latouche, Carbet Nord, Plage du coin, Carbet Sud (Le Marouba)
Phone number : +596 78 00 40
Address : 1 Place Jules Grevy, 97221, Martinique