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"Edition for English-speaking people looking for the best addresses and good deals in Martinique, the Petit Futé Best of Martinique is an essential guidebook to find an accommodation, a restaurant, to organize your visits, outings and shopping in the region. A selection of addresses gathering the must-sees as the hidden treasures for a successful stay. Welcome to Martinique !"

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Authors : Eileen GIACOLETTO, Corinne DAUNAR, our Martinique !Mélanie CARPENTIER, Marie Isabelle CORRADI,
Yaissa BOLIVAR-ARNAUD, Faubert BOLIVAR, ,
Jean-Paul LABOURDETTE, Dominique AUZIAS et alter
Martinique is a land full Publishing director : Stéphan SZEREMETA
Publishing team (France) : Elisabeth COL, of emotions… Authentic,
Maurane CHEVALIER, Silvia FOLIGNO, warm, surprising, vibrant…
Tony DE SOUSA
Martinique will fascinate Publishing team (World) : Patrick MARINGE,
Caroline MICHELOT, Morgane VESLIN, Pierre-Yves you! Festive and gourmet…
SOUCHET, Talatah FAVREAU absolutely! And especially
STUDIO when traditional events
Studio Manager : Sophie LECHERTIER take place. Truly important assisted by Romain AUDREN
events in the year, these Layout : Julie BORDES, Sandrine MECKING,
Delphine PAGANO, Laurie PILLOIS celebrations are an
et Hugues RENAULT
occasion to spend time Pictures management : Anne DIOT
Mapping management : Jordan EL OUARDI with family, friends, on the beach or in the street,
and to share unforgettable moments. The island also
WEB
offers a rich gastronomy, first of all the famous PDO Web Director : Louis GENEAU de LAMARLIERE
Web management and Development : Martinique Agricultural Rum, served in ti punch or
Nicolas GUENIN, Cédric MAILLOUX, Florian FAZER, coloured cocktails. Natural, cultural, aquatic, sporty… Caroline LAFFAITEUR, Andrei UNGUREANU,
1000 %! Those who are passionate about watersports Nicolas VAPPEREAU
Community Manager : Cyprien de CANSON and wild nature will be able to live their dreams by
practising all sorts of activities: canyoning, hiking, NATIONAL PUBLICITY
Publicity director : Caroline CHOLLET running, kitesurfing, tubing, as well as paragliding
Local publicity management : Michel GRANSEIGNE and skydiving to discover a preserved nature and Customer relations management : Vimla MEETTOO
breathtaking sceneries from the sky.and Sandra RUFFIEUX
Heads of National Publicity : Caroline AUBRY, Martinique’s cultural heritage is also very rich and
François BRIANCON-MARJOLLET, Perrine DE CARNE
reveals treasures, important sites of remembrance, MARCEIN, Caroline GENTELET, Caroline PREAU
Customer manager : Déborah Loichot artists who represent our traditions… Seine fishing
with the fishermen of Bellefontaine, savouring a tinain INTERNATIONAL PUBLICITY
lanmori (dish composed of green bananas cooked Heads of Publicity : Jean-Marc FARAGUET,
Guillaume LABOUREUR assisted by Michelle MAYER with cod and spices, served with cucumber) at the
Advertising: Fort-de-France market, learning to dance bèlè at Gros PIA KAVCIYAN: kavciyan@petitfute.com
Morne with the bèlè masters, discovering navigation on Karine ANDRE: k.andre@petitfute.com
traditional yoles and sharing “yoleurs'” everyday life, CIRCULATION AND PROMOTION
falling into a “vidé” during the Carnival, and many other Sales promotion Director : Bénédicte MOULET
assisted by Aissatou DIOP experiences to live at the heart of local life. And at each
Sales Manager : Jean-Pierre GHEZ
step of your journey, if you are looking for Paradise, assisted by Nathalie GONCALVES
Press and sponsor partnership management : Martinique will also offer you unexpected encounters
Jean-Mary MARCHAL and share all of our culture with you. Martinique loves
you! We wish you a pleasant discovery. ADMINISTRATION
Chairman : Jean-Paul LABOURDETTE
Administrative and financial Director : Karine Mousseau Valérie DECOTTIGNIES
President of the Martinique Tourism CommitteeHuman Resources Director : Dina BOURDEAU
assisted by Sandra MORAIS and Vianney LAVERNE
Information and Technology Manager :
Pascal LE GOFF
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and Sébastien LECORCHE
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© COMITÉ MARTINIQUAIS DU TOURISMETABLE OF CONTENTS
Saint-Pierre ........................................95 INVITATION TO TRAVEL
Le Precheur .........................................98
Martinique’s assets ...................................7
Record sheet ............................................. 8 THE INTERIOR NORTH
Stay ideas ................................................ 10
The Interior North .................................. 102How to go ? .............................................. 14
Fonds-Saint-Denis .............................102
Morne-Rouge ....................................104 THE RUM ROUTE Ajoupa-Bouillon ................................107
The History of Rum .........................................24
Methods of production and Rum categories .... 26
SOUTH CARIBBEAN The disterllery route ....................................... 28
Rum cocktails ..................................................31 South Caribbean .....................................110
Trois-Îlets ..........................................110
Les Anses D’Arlet ..............................137 THE TOUR
Le Diamant .......................................147OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS Sainte-Luce ......................................152
Rivière-Pilote ....................................162ON THE ISLAND
Le Marin ...........................................163
Gourmet Martinique ................................ 34
Sainte-Anne 173
DISCOVERY THE ATLANTIC COAST
Martinique in 25 key words .................... 46
The Atlantic coast ................................... 188Overview of Martinique ............................ 51
Le Vauclin ..........................................188History .................................................... 54
Saint Esprit .........................................14Politics and economy .............................. 55
Le Francois .......................................194Arts and culture ...................................... 56
Festivities ................................................. 61 Le Robert 202
Gros-Morne ......................................207
Saint Joseph .....................................207 FORT-DE-FRANCE
La Trinité ...........................................208
AND ITS SURROUNDINGS Presqu’ile de la Caravelle ...................209
Fort-de-France and its surroundings ....... 64 Tartane 209
Fort-de-France .....................................64 Morne-Des-Esses .............................216
The surroundings of Fort-de-France .....78 Sainte-Marie .....................................217
Le Lamentin ......................................78 The Marigot ......................................220
Ducos ...............................................83 Le Lorrain .........................................221
Basse-Pointe 221
Macouba ...........................................222 NORTH CARIBBEAN
Grand-Rivière ....................................223North Caribbean ..................................... 86
Schœlcher ...........................................86
Case-Pilote .........................................88 SMART TIPS
Bellefontaine .......................................90
Futé’s smart tips ................................... 228Le-Morne-Vert ....................................90
Le Carbet ............................................90 Index ......................................................2373
Creole home.
© JC DUSANTER4
Macouba
Grand’Rivière
Basse-Pointe
Cap Saint-Martin
Prêcheur Grand’rivière
Integral Biological
Reserve
Mount Pelée
Integral Biological
Le Lorrain
Reserve
N1 Atlantic
Piton Marcel
(1026)
Le Marigot
Mount Pelée Ocean
(1397)
L’Ajoupa-Bouillon
1902 Cone
West Summit
(1364)
(1388)
N3
Petit
Le Prêcheur
The Aileron
D15
Bonhomme
(1107)
(1140)
Sainte-Marie
Le Morne-Rouge
Caravelle Peninsula
La Trinitéé
Nature Reserve
Morne-Jacob
Harbour
N2
(884) N1
CaravelleCaravelle
Saint-PSaint-Pierre
La Trinité
PPeninsulaeninsula
Saint-Pierre
Morne-des-Esses
HarbourHarbour
GalleonGalleon
Fond-Saint-Denis
BayBay
D15
GrosMorne
Le Morne-Vert Piton Boucher
D3
(1070) N4
Le Carbet
Chancelle Islet
N3
Piton
Lacroix
(1197)
SaintLe Robert
Joseph
Robert
D3
Bellefontaine
HarbourHarbour
N2
N4
Case-Pilote
Lavigne IsletLavigne Islet
ThierrThierry Islety Islet
N2006
Le François
Le Lamentin
Fort-de-France
D41
LLong Isletong Islet
Schoelcher
N6
PoPointeinte
La Manzo N6
des Nègresdes Nègres
FoFortrt-d-de-e-FrFrancancee
FoFortrt-d-de-e-FrFrancancee
Lamentin AirporLamentin Airportt
BayBay
Ducos
Saint-Esprit
Mount Vauclin
PoPointeinte
(504)
du Boutdu Bout
Bois la
Le Vauclin
Charles
Les
Trois-Îlets
RivièreSalée
N8
Morne Bigot
(467)
Morne Gardier
Morne la
Cap SalomonCap Salomon
(399)
Plaine (393)
N6
Grande-Anse
N5
N8
Domaine du
Grand
Macabou
RivièreLes Anses-d’Arlets
Pilote
Caribbean Le Diamant Le Marin
Morne Larcher Sainte-Luce
(477)
Morne Aca
Sea
(268)
Cul-Cul-de-sacde-sac
Diamond RockDiamond Rock
MarinMarin
Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne
Islets
Nature Reserve
Étang des
Salines
2km
PoPointe des Salinesinte des Salines5
Macouba
Grand’Rivière
Basse-Pointe
Cap Saint-MarCap Saint-Martintin
Prêcheur Grand’rivière
Integral Biological
Reserve
Mount Pelée
Integral Biological
Le Lorrain
Reserve
N1 Atlantic
Piton Marcel
(1026)
Le Marigot
Mount Pelée Ocean
(1397)
L’Ajoupa-Bouillon
1902 Cone
West Summit
(1364)
(1388)
N3
Petit
Le Prêcheur
The Aileron
Bonhomme D15
(1107)
(1140)
Sainte-Marie
Le Morne-Rouge
Caravelle Peninsula
La TLa Trinitrinitéé
Nature Reserve
Morne-Jacob
N2 HarbourHarbour
(884)
N1
CaravelleCaravelle
Saint-PSaint-Pierre ierre
La
Trinité
PPeninsulaeninsula
Saint-Pierre
Morne-des-Esses
HarbourHarbour
GalleonGalleon
Fond-Saint-Denis
BayBay
GrosD15
Morne
Le Morne-Vert
Piton Boucher
D3
(1070) N4
Le Carbet
Chancelle IsletChancelle Islet
N3
Piton
Lacroix
(1197)
SaintLe Robert
Joseph
RoberRobertt
D3
Bellefontaine
HarbourHarbour
N2
N4
Case-Pilote
Lavigne Islet
Thierry Islety Islet
N2006
Le François
Le Lamentin
Fort-de-France
D41
Long Islet
Schoelcher
N6
Pointe
La Manzo
N6
des Nègres
Martinique
Fort-de-Francancee
FoFort-de-Francancee
Lamentin Airportt
Bay
Ducos
Saint-Esprit
Mount Vauclin
PoPointe
(504)
du Boutdu Bout
Bois la
Le Vauclin
Charles
Les
Trois-Îlets
RivièreSalée
N8
Morne Bigot
(467)
Morne Gardier
Morne la
Cap SalomonCap Salomon
(399)
Plaine (393)
N6
Grande-Anse
N5
N8
Domaine du
Grand
Macabou
RivièreLes Anses-d’Arlets
Pilote
Caribbean Le Diamant Le Marin
Morne Larcher Sainte-Luce
(477)
Morne Aca
Sea
(268)
Cul-Cul-de-sac
Diamond Rock
MarinMarin
Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne
Islets
Nature Reserve
Étang des
Salines
2km
PoPointe des Salinesinte des Salines6
Mount Pelée is the highest point of the island.
Typical caribbean architecture. Petit Piton is surrounded by a very diverse flora.
A beach in Martinique.
© AUTHOR’S IMAGE
© JC DUSANTER © STEVE GEER – ISTOCKPHOTO
© TOM PEPEIRA – ICONOTECINVIT ATION TO TRAVEL
martinique’s assets
cliffs. The coast reveals black sand beaches, A heavenly destination
remains of the eruption of mount Pelée. In the
In Martinique, the beach and the sea are always east, the strongly rugged landscape is ideal
within reach. There are no less than 200 varieties for green tourism. Facing the immensity of the
of sand on this island. With Anse Noire, Céron,
Atlantic Ocean, the north-east coast, known as
Trabeau, Cap Macré, the Salines, picture hunters the “coast in the wind”, is rough (except some
and sports lovers will not be disappointed. And beaches in the South).
if ever, the sea and its many assets bores you,
the lush vegetation of Martinique wil offer you
Ecotourism boomingto stroll around for the pleasure of your senses.
Green tourism is booming in Martinique. The
aquatic fauna with mask, fins and snorkel; A pleasant climate
mangrove in kayaking, visit the domaine de
throughout the year L’emeraude or the volcano house, botanical
Here, the climate is tropical, hot and humid. If gardens, hiking, canoeing, horse riding, sailing...
there are two seasons: the Lent (hot and dry, ecotourism has fine days in front of him on these
stretching from December to May) and winter magnificent landscapes. With its eclectic coasts,
(wetter, that lasts from June to November), its rich and varied seabed, its tropical forest,
good weather prevails with temperatures with an its steep paths, rivers and waterfalls: nature is
avercrabs age temperature of 27 °C. The rain displayed generously.
never lasts long, and the heat is not excessive.
So there is no “ideal” period for leaving, only A privileged tourist location
that in September and October, you will have
Martinique is located in the heart of the west
the island for yourself. Caution: from the end of
indies arch. This interesting location allows
August to at the end of October, tropical storms,
you to discover the english speaking islands
depressions or hurricanes often present.
(cultures and atmospheres): Sainte-Lucie, in
A convenient island. Martinique is a French
the south, fifteen minutes by plane or 1 hour
overseas department. It presents many
30 boat; Grenadines, further south, with their daily advantages: same currency, same
heavenly beaches; Dominique, in the north, with
language, same level of health (fresh medical
its rivers and its Rastas; and, east of the antilles
expenses reimbursed by the Social Security...).
arch, Barbados, offering all the facilities of an
Note that, in the decentralisation, the
constituisland for tourist trips.
tional reform project aimed for the changing of
the articles 72 to 74 title (XII) to ensure the island
a wider autonomy was rejected by referendum. A historical and cultural heritage
The island does not lack resources on this level.
Creole museums, distilleries, gardens, homes An easy trip to organize
tell you about its rich and complex history. You
You can manage it perfectly by yourself, and
can also easily leave the over crowded paths
therefore arrange your stay easily. You just need
to stop, have a drink and chat in towns that
to find a flight and accommodation corresponding
are always welcoming. On the roadside, if you
to the airport (live, by Internet or agency). There
sometimes think you are lost, there is always
is no organised public transport (except for the
someone to come and say hello, and someone to
town of Fort-de-France). You must have a car
help you. Music is everywhere. The “ragga” and
and a road map. You will find many excursionists
the “zouk lovers” will follow the round. During
and suppliers, inter-island flights, supermarkets
the carnival, a general jubilation seizes, for five
and grocery stores.
days, all the cities of the island. Dare follow the
“vidés”, these splendid processions, settling of
An island with multiple facets the carnival that the population follows with heat
With its 1 128 m ², Martinique has multiple while swaying to the sound of rhythms. Another
facets. In the south, you find many coves with image of “Epinal-en-Caraïbe”, the ti-punch is
beautiful white sandy beaches and the seaside a true ritual in the Caribbean, to which you’ll
attractions overrides the rest. In the north, the sacrifice yourself willingly, preferably with a
Pelée mountain stands proudly. The road leading bearing the effigy of great distilleries named
from Schœlcher to Precheur overlooks steep after the old creole families.record sheet
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w Official language: French.Money
w Regional language: Creole.We are in France, so the euro is the local
currency. w Main religion: Catholicism.
w Banks. Most French banks have branches Economyin Martinique. Ask your agency to give you the
closest agency of your place of accommodation. w Rough GNP/inhabitant: E21,131 (estimate
Credit cards are accepted everywhere. American 2011).
express is also very present on the island. w Total GNP: 8.3 billion euros (2011 estimate).
w Budget. Prefer a “package” formula including w Leading vendors: Metropolitan France,
the flight and accommodation, if your budget is
European Union, Latin America.
tight; some E700 to E1,200 according to the
w Unemployment rate: 20.8 % season. The trip a la carte is more expensive,
(estimate 2011).not less than E1,500 for a week (flight + hotel
+ car).
Calling
The destination in short w Telephone code: 05 96.
w Telephone information: 118 218 or 118 712.The island
w Mobile phones work well. An advice to our w Size: 1,128 km ² (according to the Issuing
readers however: be careful with your bill when
House of the overseas departments, the IEDOM).
you are in the Caribbean! The system of roaming
w Status: overseas department (DOM) since can be very expensive. Explanation: your
March 19th, 1946. metropolitan mobile operates in the West (if you
have the proper subscription), but remember that w Prefecture: Fort-de-France (34 cities in all).
all calls (entering and outgoing) are charged to w Major cities: F o r t- d e - Fr an c e
you! The best solution is to buy at your arrival
(94 000 residents, is the most populated city
(if you have the intention of often using your of Martinique), Le Lamentin (40 000 residents),
mobile) a mobile kit with prepaid card.
Le Robert (24 146 res), Schœlcher (21 863 res),
Le François (20 000 res), Sainte-Marie To reach someone
(19 528 res), Saint-Joseph (18 000 res), Ducos
w Landlines. All landlines (ten digits) start (17 000 res).
with 05 96.
Population w Mobile numbers. All the numbers start
w Population: estimated at 403 355 inhabitants with 06 96.
in 2012. w To call Martinique from France.
w Density: 356 hab/km ², stronger density Simply dial 10 figures without dialing the 00 or
of the four DOM. the international code.
Tropical botanical garden of Balata.
©VINCENT FORMICA9
w To call the mainland from Martinique. stronger from the end of August to the end
Simply compose the 10 figures. It is not of October.
necessary to dial the 00 33. Martinique The island is constantly swept by sea breeze
is France! from the east and the North-East, the heat is
never excessive there. Halfway between the w To call foreign land from Martinique. Dial
Tropic Of Cancer and Ecuador, the island on 00 for the international then the code of the
the other hand is subject to a high humidity country you want to have then the number.
rate. Abundant rains complement the heights w To call Martinique from abroad. Dial 00 ( +)
of north constantly, where the temperatures to have international then the 596 (international
can drop slightly. code of Martinique) then the number of your
The record of cold established in 1965 defers corespondant. ( without the 0 )
12°C to Fonds-Saint-Denis and 8°C on the
summit of mount pelée. But these figures are Time difference quite rare.
5 hours difference with France in winter. 6 hours
in summer. In January, when it is 6pm in Paris, Seasonal variationsit is 1pm in Martinique. In July, when it is 6pm
If, in certain regions, there are also two, or three in Paris, it is 12: 00 in Martinique.
seasons, it is difficult to distinguish them here.
We prefer employing the term “period”.Formalities
w From December to the end of April, it is For European Union citizens, an identity card
the “high season”: tourists flock and rates of is enough to go to Martinique. However, for the
tour operators increase.english islands (Sainte-Lucie, Saint-Vincent
and Grenadines...) a valid passport is required. w From May to the end of November, the “off
For the Canadians, Americans , a passport is season” period: the European holidaymakers
sufficient. You do not need a visa for stays of sort of ignore the destination insofar the sun is
less than 30 days.Children have a personal ID present in Europe. The prices are lower starting
or appear on the parents ID. Miners traveling from the end of April until mid-December, enjoy!
alone must present an authorisation of leaving Avoid, however, to plan a cruise on a sailboat in
the territory established by the parents. September, because it is the month when you
have the highest risk of encountering a tropical
Climate storm or even a cyclone!
Martinique enjoys a pleasant hot and humid w Summer holidays represent
tropical climate. The average temperature is the “intermediate seasons”: summer holidays
26°C. With 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, allow the West-Indians in metropolis to visit the
on the plains and the coasts of the south, the country. It is often difficult to find a rental car
sun is never absent long. There are however and plane tickets are expensive (especially if
two seasons:
you prepare at the last minute). Also note that
w The hot and dry Lent lasts from December in July and, above all, in August it is very hot
to May, knowing that from February to April, the and more humid, it rains more often but still
island goes through a period of great drought. remains pleasant.
Sunshine is then at its peak. In this season the Travelling out of times of great attendances,
temperature varies between 27°c and 34°. we recommend you May and June, October
w The hivernage, which stretches from June and November: the climate is pleasant and
to November, is more humid. Cyclone risk is at low prices.
- - Stay ideas
The French West Indies lend themselves ideally population density. It is truly the economic
to family holidays (with or without children lung of the island where most industrial and
or friends. The elderly, athletes and lovers of commercial areas.
ecotourism are not left out. It takes at least ten
days to fully enjoy your trip, but a fortnight seem Short stay
to us the ideal option. However, the package
If you order a travel agency (or offers on
mostly offered remains the week package. To
Internet), the formula of stay usually offered
be avoided if you suffer from jet lag (5/6 hours).
is the week (package includes seven nights,
w Public transport is still insufficient despite sometimes even six, which is rather short).
the timid arrival of TCSP, thus it is essential to Experienced will confirm it, one week there is
rent a car. The positive aspect is independence: barely enough. The flight takes approximately
regardless of the hotel that you choose, you can 8 or 9 hours and there are 5 to 6 hours of
diffemove according to your desires, without being rence. Is quickly calculated. You go for example
obliged to stay on the seafront. Saturday Paris, you arrive in the afternoon or
early evening the same day. You must take the w Unlike the traditional seaside resorts
plane depending on saturdays, in order to arrive (Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey), the
in metropolis Sunday (usually with the dawns, concept of distance does not exist. The only
night on the plane). If it is estimated that the city is Fort-de-France. The crowds refractories
following the arrival, it is the phase of awareness can easily find accommodation near the busy
and the last day is reserved for storage, remain seaside centre while being away.
you only five days full to discover the island.
w Martinique is separated in threes areas By considering these parameters, we advise you
with very different characteristics: South, the to target your needs and to choose a
geograCenter and North. The South matches the phical area of stay accordingly. If you like the
tropical seaside image you generally have, while beach, the quiet coves and water activities,
the North is the symbol of intense and green go to the South of the island. If you like hiking,
nature. The Centres, is especially characterised mountain and eco-tourism, North (or interior is
by a strong urbanisation and an important preferable). La Martinique is certainly an island,
but you still can visit many attractions. Which is
more, the road running the North-South dessert
is often traffic around Fort-de-France, which Which increases in a substantial way times of your trip.
Here is an example of stay that allows you to accomodation enjoy Martinique. We leave the principle that
you stay in the South of the island (Sainte-Luce
or Le Diamant).formula to choose?
Visitors staying for the first time in Day 1
Martinique generally choose a classic You arrive at the airport at Lamentin. You are
hospitality. Indeed, the tour operators perhaps exhausted by travel and you have one
include the destination with the flight idea at the head: slip by to your hotel. A good
and accommodation. However, the shower, and the bed. Five or six hours of jet
hotel residences with small equipped lag depending on the season, it is necessary
kitchen is the most popular formula. to cover. You will see more clearly tomorrow.
Finally, the seasonal rentals complete
the range of possibilities: from Day 2
studio to family villa. The cottages
Wake up with the sunrise (5h30-6h), jet lag
and guesthouse are also expanding. forces. After a good night’s sleep, you are in
Respect of environment and invitation
the form and you taste already on the pleasure
to green tourism are the spearheads of the tropical well-being. The sky is blue, with
of this new type of rental services
a strong light. We suggest enjoying the hotel
including a big rise of quality.
(relaxation, pool, beach), taking your landmarks
and arrange week.INVITATION TO TRAVEL
STAY IDEAS 11
Lorrain after the road leaving to Morne-des-Day 3
Esses, Saint-Joseph... And return to your place You start to get used to the difference. Get
of residence. Two advice: you can not stop you to explore the island. The morning departures
on all city site, so make a choice. The winding are highly recommended: here you go early,
roads of the interior (between River- Savoury as the sun goes down around 18: 00. We offer
and Rivière-Pilote) offer wonderful landscapes!two routes:
w Tour 1: on the west coast, the so-called “under Day 4
the wind”. Go up the Caribbean south coast, stop
Three classics for one day theme:
in the morning with the village of the Bays of
w One day day charter, which means a walk Anses-d’arlet to have breakfast. Then
Fort-deon board a boat, often “maximum- catamarans”. France management for shopping and market.
Departures from Les Trois-Ilets offered, Le Faites route north by the Caribbean coast to climb
to the Fisherman. Visit the botanic garden of Marin or Sainte-Anne. The most classic tour is
Balata (Fort-de-France) and lunch on the beach the Caribbean south coast and, for lovers of the
in Hut (a drink in the Petibonum restaurant on the sea, the day in Sainte-Lucie (english-speaking
beach). In the afternoon, a stop in Saint-Pierre island located south). 9: 00 Airport departure
(old town). You leave while turning by road from and return at sunset. Lunch on board, swimming
morne-rouge and cross the road to the Trace stops with possibility for snorkelling (diving
(tropical forest) down to Fort-de-France. Simply palm-mask- snorkel).
amazing. Touch for those place on Pointe-du-Bout
w A day at the “white sandbars”. Everything
or in Anse-à-l’Ane: half-day in Fort de France is
is in the name: they are sandy and shallow funds,
possible, from the maritime shuttles take it and
located along the Atlantic Coast between Le
the shuttle boat is very pleasant. With a departure
Robert and Cap-Chevalier. To explore Martinique
to 8: 30/9am, you will be logically back around
without having bus (a glass of rum), preferably noon, unless you stay lunch.
sitting in the water and far from the coast is
w Tour 2: on the east coast said “in the wind”. waste! Many companies organise this excursion:
You start with Le Vauclin, adorable fishing village start the morning around 9: 00, discovered
troisauthentic. Continue with Le François (almost ilets, comments on the vegetation, stop for a
mandatory stop at the home Clément), Le Robert, swim and baptism of rum in the famous “white
the caravelle peninsula. Lunch in Tartane in
sandbars,” lunch and return in the afternoon.
Granny Nanny by exempke. Then North Atlantic
w Trip aboard a 4x4. Thanks to the layout equipment. In Sainte-Marie, visit the cemetery,
and the climate of the island, many providers the museum of Rum or Banana. Le Marigot,
organise 4x4. It is a rather original way to explore Le Lorrain Macouba, where you will discover
the island. Appreciated by the majority of our Distillery JM. And finally, Grand-Rivière and its
readers, the formula likes. Two different tours cliffs. There, try the coconut ice sold by a charming
old caribbean. It is the end of the world, the island and two strong concepts are offered: North
of Dominique points her nose beyond cliffs. The or South. For the authenticity and the tropical
road ends here. Back your steps and take Le forest, prefer North.
Return from fishing
© JC DUSANTERSTAY IDEAS 12
north to south: the cove and the home Céron, Days 5 and 6
Saint-Pierre, Fond-Saint-Denis...
If you are not too exhausted, you can enjoy
w 6 days in the South of the island. The these two days practising sports: scuba diving
coast that stretches from the Trinity in Cap (half), stroll in the jet ski (half) or canoeing (for
Chevalier is a real jewel. The islands of Robert, Cap-Chevalier or three Islet, Francis, Robert),
white sandbars of Faula Tip, Le Vauclin and windsurfing (beach), Cap-Chevalier tourist
fish markets. Sainte-Anne and of course, with flying by plane or helicopter, canyoning etc. For
its famous beaches, including Saltworks. The lovers of local culture, the visit of a distillery, a
village has retained its traditional look, a cliché museum (La Maison de la Canne for example)
postcard recommended for lovers of the beach. or the option in a cockfight pitt (River- Pilot)
Here, the sea is, more beautiful everywhere. are essential.
Plunges you discover multicoloured fish, we
Day 7 bask in the shade of coconut and sample
crayfish the sand in Cap Chevalier. A little It is already leaving. The flights are hung in
further, Caribbean side, visit Sainte Luce, Le the late afternoon. Nice little touch, some
Diamant and a break in the pretty village of the structures of accommodations allow you to
Bays of Anses-d’arlet. Also discover the twin exchange before departure at the airport by
bays (one of white sand, the other with black placing a bag storage and showers. It is an
sand) that are Anse Dufour and Anse Noire. advantage, because you can fully enjoy your
Here, there is the advantage of being on the last moments in the island.
waterfront, while enjoying the picturesque and
quiet. For those who love entertainment, head Long stay
for Pointe-du-Bout: restaurants, bars, many
There are two Martiniques. The green and the excursionists (especially water), shuttles to
blue one. The first, in the north, is punctuated Fort-de-France, marina...
by dull and pitons, covered with primary forest,
w 3/4 days in the Grenadines islands or tree ferns and gigantic trees. The second,
in La Dominique. Finally holiday in beauty, more seaside, stretches from the peninsula
embark from Le Marin in a sailing boat with a La Caravelle to the southern tip and monte
skipper to discover the Grenadines (the plane peacefully along the Caribbean coast. If you
is also available for those who have the being can stay two weeks in Martinique, one can only
sea sick). It is not unusual to see dolphins too advise you to share your stay between its
in this bewitching water. There, stay at the two faces and add to it, if you want it, a small
dream beaches. The formula is declined for cruise on the side of Sainte-Lucie, Saint-Vincent
a day for those who are in a hurry. You must be or Grenadines.
presented around 7: 00 - 7h30 for the airport Fifteen days in Martinique is a formula that
for a return around 18: 00. The plane (between allows you to fully enjoy your holidays. Time
new and nineteen places) allows you above all to “to put you” and not to visit to the step of
admire for one hour the heavenly beaches of the course. Four or five days in North for the
Caribbean. Arrival at Union, you are taken care discovery of the island, the natural side. Six
of by the captain of sailing. This walk allows you days in the South to fully enjoy the seaside.
to have a quick overview of the most beautiful A few days in the islands of the area. A good
sites: Union, famous Tobago Cays and the small idea to avoid doing needless kilometres.
island of Palm Island. Plan between E250 and
w 4/5 days in the North of the island. Radiate E400/person. You can also get to
Saintearound mount pelée to discover the luxuriant Lucie. The providers offer two formulas (one
vegetation, the unique flora, rivers and day) to Sainte-Lucie: maritime transportation
waterfalls and of course to climb the mountain! on board the fast shuttle express of the islands
Lovers of nature will not be disappointed with (Fort-de-France) or on a maximum- catamaran
the Mark in the middle of the tropical forest. (departure from the Sailor). Once there, the local
Note that Martinique offers ecotourism more guides make you discover the island. Lunch on
and more. On the programme: canyoning, horse the spot and return in Martinique around 18:
riding, marked trails. For the exploration of the 00 (possible by plane; 20 minute flight only).
north, you can stay on the side of La Trinité and
enjoy the beauty of the peninsula La Caravelle. Themed stayAbsolutely visit: Grand-Rivière, Basse-Pointe,
Lovers of hiking, 4x4, cycling or diving will Sainte-Marie, its museum of Rum and Banana.
discover the great diversity of Martinique, far The coast “under the wind” (Caribbean, of
from city life seaside. For fans of water sports, Schœlcher to Saint-Pierre) offers black sand
the Antilles are also celebrated for its climate beaches and small fishing villages... Guaranteed
and their mode of wind. Lovers of stays golfing peace and authenticity. Unmissable stops, from INVITATION TO TRAVEL
STAY IDEAS 13
can check with golf course of les trois-ilets or Hiking
specialised tour operators. Paradise of the hiker, Martinique is far from
being a destination only “beaches and deck-Cruises
chairs”. North and south, walkers have enough
If you choose a cruise in the Caribbean, here is a
to occupy yourself.
little idea of course. You can enjoy two or three
days at one of the islands of... and you have the w The North of the island: allow between
choice. For example, the neighbouring islands two and three days to discover the island and
of Dominique and Sainte-Lucie present a face paths that wind through the tropical forest.
contrasted by their english-speaking setting. Unmissable, the ascension of mount pelée can
The archipelago of the Grenadines (between be made by several paths of different levels. At
the island of Saint-Vincent and the island of the beginning of the morne-rouge, the path of
Grenada) offers simply dream beaches. You the Fin (6 hour round-trip, average level) offers
can organize your trip only (by getting in touch magnificent panoramas. By the Fisherman
with the aviation companies or sea), but we (6 hours the one-way, mean/difficult level), you
advise you to go through an agency. They
will have the way tangible still see traces of the
offer a package for a full day: public rate is
eruption of 1902. Descending to the east coast,
identical, unless you fall into one exceptional
the surroundings of Fonds-Saint-Denis abound
period (special offers).
in interesting walks. Easier, but to avoid if you
w In the deep south, Grenadines: most suffer from giddinesses, the canal of Slaves
local travel agencies offer this day trip by air (4h ticket, easy level) follows the course of the
transport, steps forces. You must be presented canal de Beauregard, with beautiful views of the
around 7: 00 - 7h30 for the airport; you are
Carbet mountains. More difficult, along the route
back around 18: 00. The plane (new or nineteen
of the Trace, the rise of the Carbet mountains
places) allows you above all to admire for one
(8 hour round-trip, difficult level) allows you
hour the heavenly beaches of the Caribbean.
to discover the tropical forest. Careful! Hiking
You then arrive at Union where guests are
is difficult and has many difference because
entertained by the captain of sailing. This offer a
the six pitons extend over 16 km away and m quick overview of the most beautiful sites stroll:
sometimes reach the 1,000.Union, famous Tobago Cays and the small
island of Palm Island. The expedition justifies w Peninsula La Caravelle: a day will be enough
high prices (allow between E250 and E400/ for you to discover the natural beauties of the
person): all day, searching for an archipelago, reserve La Caravelle. The large and the path is
from island to island! mainly shaded and easy level. The path (2 hours)
w In the south, Sainte-Lucie: independent winds between the mangrove and the dry forest
since 1979, this small island is interesting via the chateau Dubuc. As for the large trail
tourist – growing. The providers offer two (4 hours), you will come to the lighthouse La
formulas (one day) to Sainte-Lucie: maritime Caravelle and allows you to enjoy beautiful
transportation on board the fast shuttle views Baie du Trésor. Be careful, some features
express of the islands (Fort-de-France) or on are in the sun.
a maximum- catamaran (departure from the w The south of the island: explore the
Sailor). Once there, the local guides make you
mountains to the beaches. Chemin des Anses
discover the island. Lunch on the spot and return
d’Arlet (6 hours, easy level) will allow you to in Martinique around 18: 00. You can also go to
discover the peninsula Sainte-Anne and discover Sainte-Lucie by plane (30 minute flight only). If
its beaches and landscapes. Atlantic coast, you are travelling independently, the vehicles
hiking in the Traces of the Caps is one of the are quite expensive. The petit futé prefer the
most picturesque, to explore on foot or by bike, collective, less expensive and unusual buses.
in one or more stages. On the side of Vauclin, w In the north, Dominica: this real
you can visit the domaine du Grand Macabou
mountainous paradise with the 365 rivers is
along the coastline of Small with the Macabou quite unknown metropolitan tourists. Level
Grande Anse. But one of the most original beach, not much, but the nature lovers are
hiking remains that crosses the Savannah of spoiled: steps in the mountains, lakes...
the Petrifications (5 hour round-trip, easy level), Spontaneous landscape and natural, welcoming
in the peninsula Sainte-Anne. In this desert and wild. The island is connected to Martinique
expanse which owes its name to the fossilised by sea shuttle express of the islands. You can
also buy a pass in the travel agencies. If you trees, you can see some cacti and acacias still
have time, there are two or three days. to grow. The landscape is striking. How to go?
Going on a package tour
Tours, excursions, relaxation stays or diving, flights) for 8 days and 7 nights hiking; E700 for
combined in catamaran or rigid sail, honeymoon a stay under the sign of 9 days and 7 nights
and wedding anniversaries: the offer for relaxation. The offer is also very important
Martinique covers a wide range of activities and in order to arrange tailor-made holiday. The
possibilities. Specialists are numerous and offer professionals offer the necessary services to
trips for all tastes. From about E500 (excluding concoct you a program à la carte.
Travelling alone
It also offers an air-to-sea connection to the By plane
island of Marie Galante in Guadeloupe with
w Distances. Distance and times of flight the navigAIR.
West Indies are about 7,000 km from Paris Air Caraïbes offers 3 classes of service on board:
(8 hours), and about as much, at 500 km Sun (Economic), Caraibes, (Premium Economy),
diffrence, from the large European capitals. Madras (Business).
They are located about 3,150 km from New Its free loyalty program Preference allows you
York and 3,600 km from Montreal. For South to accumulate miles and to enjoy advantages.
America, the closest is Venezuela, just about Check the website for the ongoing offers. All
1000 km away, or one hour by plane. flights are displayed and booking is done on the
w Rates. Average prices for a flight Paris-Fort- site.
de-France: high season (November to March +
AIR FRANCEJuly, August and Christmas): from E720. Low
& 36 54season (April to October, except for July and
www.airfrance.frAugust): from 400. Note that the price changes
The company offers many daily flights from depending on the company and, especially, the
Paris airports: several destinations in France, time of booking. To obtain interesting rates,
Europe and international.enjoy the frequent offers throughout the year.
AMERICAN AIRLINESMain companies serving the destination
& +33 (0) 811 307 300
www.aa.com AIR CARAÏBES
France & +596 (0)820 835 835 American Airlines relie la Martinique à Miami
plusieurs fois par semaine. La flotte est www.aircaraibes.com
Central booking office open 7/7 from 7am to composée de Boeing B737.
10pm. Paris: 4, rue de la Croix Nivert. Subway:
CONDORCambronne. Open from Monday to Friday from
& +33 (0)825 742 3529am to 6pm, Saturday from 9.30 am to 5pm.
www.condor.comAir Caraïbes, French regular airline offers from
reservation.en@condor.comOrly Sud one or two flights per day to Fort de
The German company links Munich to Fort-de-France.
France from November 4th, 2017. The return This service, on an A330 Airbus, is
complefrom Martinique is via Barbados. The passport mented by the offer of the regional network Air
is therefore required for passengers on the Caraïbes Simply to Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin
flight Fort-de-France – Munich. The flight is (Grand-case), Saint-Barthélemy (service
every Saturday. Reservations are made online operated by St. Barth Commuter), Saint Lucia,
or by travel agency. It is a seasonal air link, only the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) and
Cuba (Havana). The company also links Belgium between November and April (high season).
Three comfort classes are offered: economic, to the Caribbean with a departure from Orly Sud
thanks to TGV AIR. premium economy and business.INVITATION TO TRAVEL
Staying - HOW TO GO ? 15
CORSAIR XL AIRWAYS
Agency Aréoport Aimé Césaire & +33 (0)892 692 123 – www.xl.com
THE LAMENTIN (Martinique) The return is proposed from E455 including all
& +33 (0)8 20 04 20 42 – www.corsair.fr taxes, luggage, meal and system of entertainment
Open every day from 9am to 7pm. without access, XL Cloud included.
Daily round trips flights Paris Orly Airport – Fort- The French airline is the only one to serve the
de-France and to the rest of the French West airports Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France
Indies. from Paris – Roissy Charles de Gaulle (terminal
2A). Rotations of three flights per week for each
NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE
destination in Airbus A330. Based on a model
Martinique & 01 800 357 4159
of ultra competitive prices, with a price of call
www.norwegian.com
from E429 including all taxes (to go and visit
An exceptional launching price at E88 plus
Paris Pointe-à-Pitre or Paris Fort-de-France),
taxes, for a trip, between Fort-de-France and
the have always included free hot meal, water,
each of the three served cities.
tea and coffee during the service, as well as
The company confirms its seasonal rotations
a frequently changing audio-video program.
between the US and Martinique: 3 new weekly
A selection of snacks sweet or savoury as well
direct lines from the US. The company uses
as hot and cold drinks are also available at an Boeing 737-800 S with 186 seats on its services
additional cost.
between the United States and Fort-de-France.
This will be the first line on the Caribbean
to offer free wi-fi access. Attention: to travel By car
by the US, it is necessary to complete the ESTA
BSP AUTOauthorization form (www.esta.cbp.dhs.gov) at
& 01 43 46 20 74 – www.bsp-auto.comleast 72 h before departure accompanied by a
Open from Monday to Friday from 9am to tax of US $ 14 payable on the website.
9.30pm, week-ends from 9am to 8pm.w New York (JFK) – Fort de France: 3 weekly
It is a provider who ensures you the best rates of
direct flights, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
car rental with big renters in the train stations,
w Florida Fort Lauderdale/Miami - Fort de airports and downtown areas. The price always
France: 2 weekly direct flights on Wednesdays include unlimited mileage and insurance. The
and Saturdays. BSP bonuses: book now and pay only 5 days
w Boston Thurgood Marshall Airport (BOS) before taking your vehicle, no application or
– Fort-de-France: 2 weekly direct flights on cancellation fee (until the eve of the first day),
Thursdays and sundays. the cheapest of the zero franchise options.
Staying
Enterntainment and wellness complement these Sleeping
luxury concierge services: massage in your villa,
Creole cooking lessons and local crafts. With ARCHIPEL ÉVASION
family or friends, you can enjoy your dream 65, rue de Schoelcher
holidays at your own pace.SAINTE-LUCE (Martinique)
& +596 (0)5 96 35 14 10 GÎTES DE FRANCE
+596 (0)6 96 43 30 35
Gallery de la Baiewww.archipelevasion.com
30 rue Ernest Deprogescontact@archipelevasion.com
FORT-DE-FRANCE (Martinique)Travel agency specialized in the rental of prestige
& +596 (0)5 96 73 74 74villas in Martinique as well as conciergerie
www.gites972.orgservice.
contact@gites972.comLaura Chollet created Archipel Évasion in 2008.
Monday to Friday 8am-3pm.Her credo: help her customers in the preparation
of their personalized individual travel. Based In full development, this accommodation
formula has a lot of sucess. A guide is updated in Saint Luce, the agency offers you a catalog
of about sixty luxury or standard villas, private every year and is available at the reception
excursions and a panel of personalized services: desk. An economic solution for families or
Airport reception, shopping delivery, personal groups, favouring relationship with nature and
chef, household, wedding ceremony, cruises… the inhabitants.HOW TO GO ? - Staying16
PIERRE ET VACANCES
The village of Sainte-Luce
SAINTE-LUCE (Martinique)
& +596 (0)5 96 62 12 6218 destnatons www.pierre-vacances.fr
from Guadeloupe It is classified as a 4-soleils (4-suns) village.
and Martinique Since 1999, this famous group has built two
beautiful homes in Sainte-Luce, Martinique,
Saint-Anne and Guadeloupe.
VILLAVEO
Quartier Bac
Allée Hermann Littée
DUCOS (Martinique)
& +33 (0)1 76 38 00 50
www.villaveo.fr
reservation@villaveo.com
0,15 € / minIn complement of the hotel offers, in Martinique, 0 825 123 456 the rental of villas is developing exponentially.
Villaveo is a structure created by specialists of
the destination and tourism. Three associates
coming from the finance and luxury hotels fields
decided to settle by the sun! They are young,
super trained in marketing techniques and
they joined their know-how on this diffusion
site of seasonal announcements. Here you
are invited to discover Martinique differently,
0,15 € / minwhile residing within villas or apartments
of charm. All the estates are selected with 3912Barbados
a charter quality. It fullfills all types of budgets,
Dominica
from the luxury villa to the small apartment of
Dutch Sint Maarten
charm. Only common denominator: the quality
French St Martin
of the accommodation. The agency also offers
Guadeloupe
concierge services. No more worries with the
Martinique
stewardship services (personal Chef, on line
Miami shopping...): they do it for you! As well, they
Port au Prince offer a wide range of activities to do on site,
Puerto RicoTailles minimum : off the beaten tracks.
Punta Cana 0 825 123 456
0,25 € / minSaint Lucia0 890 648 648 Getting aroundSanto DomingoSt Barth
0,25 € / min Plane0 890 648 648 CayenneGrand Santi AIR ANTILLES
0 890 648 648 Maripasoula & +33 (0)890 648 648
0,25 € / min 0,15 € / min
Saül www.airantilles.com
St Laurent The company is well positioned on the price
groups. She performs regular rotations from
Guadeloupe to Martinique, St. Martin and Sint
Service fee: 0,25 € /min + call charge0 890 648 648
Maarten, Saint-Barthélemy, Cayenne, Santo
Domingo, Puerto Rico, Miami and La Barbados. and approved agencies
The destinations of Antigua and the Dominican
Republic (La Romana and Punta Cana) are done
only in season. You can book on line in real time
and 24/24 your plane ticket with a direct and
immediate access to the whole of the offers
and competitive prices in particular with “flash
sales”. The company also has a partnership
with Air France.
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AIR CARAÏBES all equipped with one upper deck in the open
Airport Aimé Césaire air. The journey time for Guadeloupe is 3 hours
THE LAMENTIN without stopover and 3h45 with a stopover
& +33 (0)820 835 835 at Dominique, 1h 20 for St. Lucia, 1h30 for
www.aircaraibes.com Dominique and 2h45 for Saintes. Ask about
Reservation central open7/7 from 7am to 10pm. discounts (baby, children, young and elderly
In Paris: 4 rue de la Croix Nivert, Subway: person, subscribers, groups from 3 people):
Cambronne. Open from Monday to Friday from they are numerous and very interesting. You
9am to 6pm, Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm. can travel with your car from one island to the
On the regional network, Air Caraïbes serves other. Many agreements between the Express
Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, and the des Iles and some hotels of the neighbouring
following caribbean destinations: Saint-Martin, islands are to be found in their brochures.
Saint-Barthélemy (Service operated by Saint- w The ferry terminal of Fort-de-France includes
Barth Commuter from Saint-Martin), Saint lucia, a central hall and modern lobby of 560 m² which
Haiti, the Dominican Republic. can accommodate 1,000 passengers. You’ll
also find there 3 ticket offices and 4 check-in CUBANA
desks including one for heavy parcels and also & +596 (0)5 96 42 18 68
shops. On the practical side, the parking of www.cubana.cu
300 places has been designed for disabled La Cubana serves Havana in Cuba from
Fortguests. The access to the first level leads to de-France. Bookings in travel agencies or on
the police and customs filters. Then comes a the Website.
spacious boarding and waiting room arranged
LIAT with benches and lit by a solarspot system
& +596 (0)5 96 42 16 11 diffusing the sunlight without heating. On
www.liatairline.com this same floor there is a rotunda restaurant
21 destinations to the Caribbean including St. with view on “Fort Saint- Louis” and Savane.
Lucia and Barbados. Access to the luggage room for arrivals is
direct and airlocks facilitate the fast delivery
TAXI CARIBBEAN AIR of luggage from the dock to the peer. The peer
Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport
can accommodate two ships of 450 places.
THE LAMENTIN
The traffic on the western dock is currently
& +596 (0)5 96 66 69 60
established around 300,000 passengers and
& +596 (0)6 96 27 65 91
500 stopovers a year.
& +596 (0)6 96 91 66 05
www.tcair.fr Taxi
tc-air@wanadoo.fr
Fort-de-France to Sainte-Lucie around MARTINIQUE TAXIS
E650 (one-way, rate of the plane) net of tax. Rue Carlos Finlay & +33 (0) 99 238 866 /
It is a company that offers the rental of planes, +596 (0)5 96 63 63 62
the maiden flights and the inter-island trips. If 24/24, 7/7. They offer services in all kinds:
you are several, that can be very practical and transfers, hotels, shopping...
convenient (up to five places.
Car
Boat
AVIS
EXPRESS DES ILES Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport
THE LAMENTINTerminal Inter Iles
Quai west- Bassin de Radoub & +596 (0)5 96 42 11 00
Maritime station www.avis-antilles.fr
FORT-DE-FRANCE Open every day from 7am to 10pm.
& +596 (0)5 96 42 04 05 Avis offers a varied choice of vehicles, all
airconditioned, from the small economic car to & +596 (0)8 25 35 90 00
www.express-des-iles.com 4 x 4 family cars 7 places, sedans, cabriolets
The express train of the islands connects and 4 wheel drive vehicles. New, the very chic
Martinique to the neighboring islands of the Prestige range with Jaguars and Range Rover
north: Dominique or the Guadeloupe like those Evogue cabriolets.
of the south like Sainte-Lucie. Delivery is possible all over the island. Avis is
The Express des Îles serves from Fort-de- present at Trois-Ilets, Marin and Lamentin. It
France, Guadeloupe, Dominica and also St. is the safe value of car rental: choice, quality
Lucia and Saintes on ultra modern catamarans of service and recent vehicles.HAVE
A SAFE TRIP
www.avis-antilles.fr
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CAR GO LOC ERIC
27 Route Chateauboeuf La Haut – Chemin de Sainville
FORT-DE-FRANCE RIVIÈRE-SALÉE & +596 (0)6 96 37 10 14
& +596 (0)5 96 03 44 00 www.loceric.com – contact@loceric.com
+596 (0)6 96 35 37 97 Category A: from E17/day; category B from
www.cargo-martinique.fr E21, category C from E27, category D starting
contact@cargo-martinique.fr from 35E. Open 7J/7J from 7am to 10pm.
CarGo is a brand established in all France; it A newcomer as car rental in Martinique. Eric and
counts less than 500 agencies throughout the Claudine already managed a structure of this
hexagon. It has been represented in Martinique kind in the Metropolis. They were both lovers
for over than 20 years. The agency is at Fort de of Martinique where they stayed on holiday
France but the currency of the house rests on regularly. They have now settled and created
2 words: flexibility and proximity. Your car is LOC ERIC, a human-sized leasing agency.
delivered in all the points of the island. Nearly a The car park is made up of a small cars to
hundred cars compose the park, from a cheap monspaces: Kia Picanto for small budgets,
private car to the mini bus (Renault Trafic combi Peugeot 208, C 3 new generation, Peugeot
9 places – Nissan primastar). Their Web site is 301 or Dacia Lodgy… Rates are very
intereswell made and ergonomic: easy booking with ting and very good service. Airport reception
secure payment. Add to that a warm welcome and above all listening to customers is their
and well tied up rates. An good address for your motto. You can book and pay directly online or
car rental in Martinique. contact them by phone or email if you prefer.
They are also a wealth of tourist information on
EUROPCAR MARTINIQUE Martinique and love sharing their experiences
Airport Aimée Césaire and Agence and good addresses.
THE LAMENTIN & +596 (0)5 96 42 42 42
& +596 (0)6 96 86 60 43 LUXIANE CAR
www.europcar-martinique.com Lot. Dillon Stade Immeuble Avantage
contact@europcar-martinique.com 11, rue des Arts et métiers
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the site FORT-DE-FRANCE
of the airport and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the & +596 (0)6 96 24 86 30
agency. www.luxianecar.com
Vehicles of all categories and all brands (Van, contact@luxianecar.com
Berling, 4X4 as well as Twingo and Clio), petrol Rates: Category C: E39 to E49 per day.Category
or diesel, with GPS or car seat and air condi- D (4X4 Dacia Duster) from E56 to E65 per day.
tioned are available. From three days rental, Category E (BMW X3): E110 per day. Cheaper
your vehicle can be delivered anywhere on rates as from 7 days.
the island. Remember to book on the website A unique car rental agency in Martinique:
europcar-martinique.com and take advantage prestige and personal service. Luxiane Car is
of a Petit Futé offer. specialised in customized rentals. Here your
car is delivered regardless of the place, day
and even hour. Reception is personalized and
service is of high standing. Vehicles are of
higher classes and the smallest car offered is Car Rental a Peugeot 208 HDI with a range of 4X4s and
BMWs. No sold tariffs: Everything is based on LOC ERIC
the concept of service and quality. You book via
la haut chemin de sainville
the website. You are received at the baggage
97215 rivière salée
exit of the airport and the contract is already
done with no waste of time ... In case you need contact@loceric.com
a special decoration for big events (wedding, reservation@loceric.com
VIP party ...), or even a GPS ... the team is at www.loceric.com - +596 696 37 10 14
your disposal. The team listens to you. It is a
great address.
BUDGET MARTINIQUE
Lamentin airport
7 days Rond Point airport – THE LAMENTIN
per week free & +596 (0)5 96 42 04 04
delivery www.budget-martinique.com
to airport Open every day from 6.30am to 9.30pm.Meet and greet by your assigned team member
Pick-up and drop-off without wait at the place of your choice 7 days a week
Wide range of vehicles (automatic and manual transmission)
Support throughout your stay contact@luxianecar.com
www.luxianecar.com
+596 696 248 630
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The company Budget has been present in rental is open for a week. It is an original and
Martinique for over 25 years. Three agencies on nice way to discover Martinique... It is a very
the island: airport, Fort-de-France et Trois Ilets. smart idea, this service being difficult to find on
From Opel Corsa to Kia Sorento via convertible the island. Helmets and locks are provided, and
Audi A3... to minibus of 9 seats: you will find the prices are very attractive. Book in advance,
your happiness! All vehicles are air conditioned because often full in peak season. Very warm
and delivered on your holiday place. welcome and quality service.
GOODLY LOCATION R.CAR MARTINIQUE
58 rue Schœlcher – SAINTE-LUCE 17 Route de Chateauboeuf
& +596 (0)5 96 62 25 36 FORT-DE-FRANCE
& +596 (0)6 96 25 82 92 & +596 (0)6 96 94 20 81
goodlylocation@sfrcaraibe.fr www.location-voituremartinique.com
Open every day from 8.30am to 12.30pm. The rcars.location@gmail.com
afternoon by appointment. Closed on Sunday. rates detailed on their website
Car rental from E38 per day in high season. R.car sarl is unlimited mileage, simple booking in
All-risk insurance deductible E915. three stages: research, selection, booking.
You will be welcomed by Nathalie’s smile, espe- Your vehicle is put directly at your disposal at
cially if you are coming from the Petit Futé. the Lamentin airport or at your convenience
The park is made up of recent vehicles from wherever you are in Martinique!
categories A, B And C. Free Delivery at the
SAINT-PIERRE LOCATIONSairport as of 7 days rental. .
Quartier Trois Ponts
LOKIZY SAINT-PIERRE & +596 (0)5 96 78 35 58 /
Roundabout Annette & +596 (05 96 78 25 84
www.saintpierrelocations.comResidence La Cédalise
Facing Carrefour Market and Azurel reservation@saintpierrelocations.com
Saint Pierre agency open from Monday to Friday MARIN
& +596 (0)6 96 37 40 80 from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 8am to
12.00. Lamentin agency from Monday to Saturday www.lokizy.fr
info@lokizy.fr from 8am to 9.30pm. Car rentals 5,7 or 9 seats.
High and low season rates from E18/day Rental of utility cars, cars without driving licence
depending on the season and duration. Instant and TPMR.
estimate on site or by telephone. Twingo Petrol, This is a reliable car rental company that has
more than 200 vehicles in three agencies: one 3 doors, 4 passengers from E18; Nissan Micra
petrol, 5 doors, 5 passengers from E20; Clio III at Saint-Pierre, the other at Lamentin close to
the airport and the third in Diamant, in the south Diesel, 5 doors, 5 passengers from E23; Clio IV
Diesel, 5 doors, 5 passengers from E26; Lodgy of the island. It is a family affair, Saint Pierre
Diesel, 7 passengers from E30; Opening hours: Locations is partner with a Renault garage.
from 7 am to 10 pm every day including sunday The cars are therefore well maintained. Rates
and bank holidays. according to the season. Your reservation
A nice car rental agency based in Marin.Rental requests can be made by email directly. Possible
3of scooters of 50m but also motos and scooters delivery and free recovery from the airport,
3of 125m for those having their license. The and harbours of Fort de France or Saint Pierre.
Personalized Airport welcome :
no waiting, no transfer, your vehicle is waiting
for you in front of the passenger exit
Free Delivery Airport / Free Grand Sud Caraïbes
Baby Seats / Booster Seats
Vehicles Rental Unlimited Mileage / All Risk Insurance
Additional free drivers
Wide range of vehicles, numerous free options www.Lokizy.fr
A hight-quality service at lowest prices
Compare our prices and services ! info@lokizy.fr
Lokizy, it’s easy !
+596 696 37 40 80