Le François

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 

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TownLe FrançoisSaint-Esprit at 8.3 km
Insee code97210Le Vauclin at 9.2 km
Postcode97240Le Robert at 9.3 km
Latitude14.6126740Ducos at 10.3 km
Longitude-60.8877270Le Lamentin at 12.2 km
Altitude229 metersRivière-Salée at 13.7 km
Population19182 inhabitantsRivière-Pilote at 14.2 km
National labelLe Marin at 15.9 km
Chief townFort-de-France (at 26 km, 32 min)Gros-Morne at 16.3 km
DepartmentMartiniqueLa Trinité at 16.5 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

The town is conveniently located: just minutes from the airport and twenty minutes from the nearest beaches in North and South.

The road network, widely developed in recent years, can reach the capital in less than 30 minutes even at peak times. The North, its forest, its heritage and its beaches are within reach in less than an hour.

Did you know that Le François hosted the second summit in 1991 Franco-American, following the Gulf War, between George Bush and Francois Mitterrand. The two statesmen met at the Habitation Clement. Guests at the Francis, you can not miss the visit of the Habitation Clement and the Domaine de l'Acajou surroundings. This area of ​​300 acres was bought in 1887 by Homer Clement, a leading figure of the town, elected mayor of François in 1886. Rum Clement, known beyond the island, in the four ages of the Habitation Clement winery.


SIGHTSEEING

Most water sports can be practiced in the Bay of Francis, one of the most beautiful of the island, with its high white backgrounds, which are real lagoons, accessible by boat. You can speak to the fishermen, who will show you a passionate part of the coast and especially its Franciscan eight islets, where such evocative names: Anonymous, Oscar, Thierry, Pele, Long, Frigate, Rabbit and Lavigne. This is where is the "bath of Josephine."

As most of the coastlines, wildlife and flora of the islets are protected: bring your garbage, not from photographing your memories with bits of nature, respect the areas and periods of fishing ... preserve these treasures!

Le François a regular stop tour of the gigs taking place in late July-early August. François teams are often well placed in charts, in constant competition with the neighboring town, Le Robert. Common fishermen, they have developed expertise in the handling of the skiff, the wooden boat that is balanced by the address of "yoleurs" hanging on "wood prepared."

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Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Le François

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

The festival begins Sept. 29 at St. Michael's, named after the patron saint of the town.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Beside swimming, lots of variety: the South, you have to swim across the Robert (the white backgrounds and islets in the Bays of Robert and Francis, in Pointe Faula and Macabou Vauclin) in Sainte-Anne (Cape Macré , Anse Chevalier, Les Salines) for Robinson Crusoe, beautiful beaches, some accessible after a few minutes of walking, kept on one side "desert island". Note: the east coast is washed by the Atlantic Ocean, where the danger of the waves on the beaches closed to swimming in the north of the island. West Coast Caribbean side is more quiet with black sand beaches (North, especially).

Side vegetation, the difference is more North-South: North, very green with the rain forest and plantations specific (pineapple, chayotes, yams ...) South drier with less abundant vegetation and plantations that can not be found little or north (melon). Cane and bananas are found in North and South.

Discover the four corners of the island:

In the North Caribbean, the beach of Anse Snake Preacher in at the end of the island, at the end of the road just before the forest: a little paradise, a black sand, crystal clear water ...

To the south south to the tip of the island, Les Salines, one of the most beautiful beaches, the best known, most tourism: a postcard before 10 am, the beach is yours ...

To the south Caribbean, the beaches of Anse Noire (black sand) and Anse Dufour (white sand), separated by a single advanced land and so different: Anse Dufour, a small fishing port, cute, crystal clear water and fish at the beach ...

In the North Caribbean, the islet to Robert Chancel, accessible by boat and kayak: a true lagoon ...

Do not miss the museums also to discover the history of the island (Museum of Rum and Banana Museum in Sainte-Marie in the North Atlantic Museum in Trois-Ilets cane in the South Caribbean) and hiking to discover the wildlife or go hiking, jogging or search for a deserted beach (la Trace des Caps, by segment of Macabou / Vauclin at Anse Caritan / Sainte-Anne in the South Atlantic and Preacher-Grand River to connect the two most common in the north of the island through the rain forest).

Enjoy your visit ...

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Quad or all-terrain motorbike rideSports sensations15 €Les Trois-Îlets (16.6 km)
See Martinique on horsebackNature and the outdoorsFrom 38 € to 500 €Les Trois-Îlets (18 km)
Sea diving - all levels of abilitySports sensations45 €Sainte-Anne (19.3 km)
Sea diving in the Arlet CovesSports sensations50 €Les Anses-d'Arlet (24 km)

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WEATHER

Monday 1 September
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Min. 28°C - Max. 30°C
Tuesday 2 September
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Wednesday 3 September
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VACATION RENTALS

 
Bungalow for 5 personsLes bungalows de la Route des épices  
9.2
Le François
Of charming bungalows and villas with all comforts: air conditioning, swimming pool, TV, washing machine, barbecue, free wii, in a park of 9000 m² with trees and flowers for a dream...
Located in Le FrançoisFrom 530 € to 630 € per week 
Villa for 5 personsAu Bon Temps de Frégate villas-piscines  
9.6
Le François
F3 charming villas, each with their private pool in a wooded park of 8000 m ² based, not overlooked. Located on the Atlantic coast in a town very well placed to visit the island. At...
Located in Le FrançoisFrom 625 € to 765 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsMaison 6 personnes le robert vue mer  
10
Le Robert
Located in Robert, La Rose Pointe sea 20 m from the beach. Beautiful villa consists of Martinique. 3 single rooms with air conditioning. 1 bathroom with shower and toilet. 2nd toilet....
Located 5.8 km from Le François450 € per week 

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HOTELS

Les Bungalows de la Prairie - Hotel in Le FrançoisLes Bungalows de la Prairie    
9.4
Le François
Located on the oceanfront in Le François, these spacious, modern bungalows feature free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Les Bungalows de la Praire also offers an on-site volleyball...
Located in Le FrançoisRoom from 95 €
Hôtel Frégate Bleue - Hotel in Le FrançoisHôtel Frégate Bleue     
7.6
Le François
Standing 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of Le François on the eastern end of Martinique, this hotel features an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi and a daily breakfast are provided. Beautiful...
Located in Le FrançoisRoom from 120 €
Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa - Hotel in Le FrançoisLe Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa     
7.9
Le François
Located in the charming town of Le Francois, this beachfront resort and spa features beautiful sandy beaches and a lush tropical environment. Spacious suites boast Asian décor and a...
Located in Le FrançoisRoom from 292 €

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Hotel La Pagerie
Decorated in bright colors, this hotel in Trois Ilets is 5 km from Empress Josephine Golf Course. The hotel features Le Pitaya restaurant, outdoor pool...
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