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Le François

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique

Le François - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique
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The town is ideally situated just minutes from the airport and twenty minutes from the closest beaches to the north and south.

The road network, widely developed in recent years, can reach the capital in less than 30 minutes even at peak hours. 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 François Mitterrand. The two statesmen met at the Habitation Clement. François staying at, you can not miss the visit of the Habitation Clement and the Mahogany Field that surrounds it. This area of ​​300 hectares was bought in 1887 by Homer Clement, a great figure of the municipality, elected mayor of François in 1886. Rum Clement, known beyond the island, aging in the four wineries in the Habitation Clement.

The association Cap François brings together tourism stakeholders of François (accommodation, heritage, cultural and sports activities, agri-tourism, crafts...) in order to offer visitors, from here and elsewhere, to explore heritage natural and cultural Francis. The headquarters of Cap François is located at 9 rue Seraphin Calonne, in the city center of Francis. Follow his actions on social networks: Gastronomic evening (January to April), Women's Day (March), the Carrefour Franciscan Saveurs (April-May), International Day of Hamburger (October), Sung Christmas (December) Market Christmas (December). All his actions are dedicated to the enhancement of cultural, gastronomic, artistic, natural.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe François
Postcode97240
Tourism label
Latitude14.6126740 (N 14° 36’ 46”)
Longitude-60.8877270 (W 60° 53’ 16”)
Population19182 inhabitants
PrefectureFort-de-France (26 km, 32 min)
Insee code97210
IntercommunalityCA de l'Espace Sud de la Martinique
DepartmentMartinique
RegionOverseas

Nearest cities & towns

Le Vauclin11.8 km (16 min)
Saint-Esprit14.4 km (21 min)
Le Robert15 km (25 min)
Ducos15.7 km (26 min)
Le Lamentin17.3 km (25 min)
Rivière-Salée22 km (33 min)
Le Marin22 km (21 min)
Gros-Morne23 km (39 min)
Saint-Joseph26 km (38 min)
Rivière-Pilote26 km (35 min)
La Trinité26 km (40 min)

Things to see and do

Most water activities are available in the bay of Francois, one of the most beautiful on the island, with its high white backgrounds, forming real lagoons, accessible by boat. You can contact the fishermen, who will show you a passionate part of the Franciscan coastline and especially its 8 islets, where such evocative names: Anonymous, Oscar, Thierry, Pele, Long, Frigate, Rabbit and Lavigne. This is where lies the "bath of Josephine".

As most coastlines, wildlife and flora of the islets are protected: bring your waste, shooting pictures without starting with pieces of Nature, respect the areas and periods of fishing... preserve these treasures!

Le François a regular stop of the tour of the gigs taking place in late July-early August. François teams are often well placed to record, in constant competition with the neighboring town, Le Robert. Communities of fishermen, they have developed expertise in the handling of the skiff, this wooden craft that balance by hanging by the address of "yoleurs" hanging on "erect wood".

Cap François is an association law 1901, which includes François tourism players in order to offer visitors, from here and elsewhere, to explore the natural and cultural heritage of Francis on horseback, on foot, boat, kayak...

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Gastronomic evening: January to April.

Women's Day: March.

Carrefour des Saveurs Franciscan: April-May.

The main festival starts on 29 September in St. Michael, named after the Patron Saint of the town.

International Day of Hamburger: October.

Sang Christmas in December.

Christmas market: in December.

Photos

Le François - Panoramic view (north)
Le François - Panoramic view (north)
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Martinique, island of flowers: hibiscus
Martinique, island of flowers: hibiscus
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Le François - Church
Le François - Church
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Le François - skiffs racing
Le François - skiffs racing
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Habitation Clement - the cellars
Habitation Clement - the cellars
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Xylophone gourd
Xylophone gourd
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Martinique, island of flowers: china pink
Martinique, island of flowers: china pink
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Martinique, island flowers
Martinique, island flowers
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Habitation Clement - Heritage
Habitation Clement - Heritage
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Restaurant
Restaurant
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Garden Creole - Roucou
Garden Creole - Roucou
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Jardin Creole - Kumkat
Jardin Creole - Kumkat
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Welcome to François
Welcome to François
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Le François
Le François
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Le François - skiffs racing
Le François - skiffs racing
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Le François - panoramic view (south)
Le François - panoramic view (south)
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Ilets François - Ilet Thierry
Ilets François - Ilet Thierry
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Ilets François - Ilet Pele
Ilets François - Ilet Pele
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François Ilets - Ilet Oscar and Ilet Thierry
François Ilets - Ilet Oscar and Ilet Thierry
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Weather

Sunday 11 december
Min. 28°C - Max. 28°C
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Monday 12 december
Min. 28°C - Max. 28°C
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Tuesday 13 december
Min. 27°C - Max. 27°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Swimming side, lots of variety: the South, you bathing corners of Robert (white backgrounds and islets in the Bays of Robert and François, Pointe Faula and Macabou in Vauclin) in Sainte-Anne (Cap Macré Anse Chevalier, Les Salines); for Robinson Crusoe, beautiful beaches, some accessible after a short walk, kept 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. The West Coast is Caribbean side, calmer with black sand beaches (North, especially).

vegetation side, the difference is more North-South: North, very green with the rain forest and plantations specific (pineapple, christophines, yams...) South drier with less vegetation provided and plantations that are not found or little north (melon). Cane and banana are found in North and South.

Discover the four corners of the island:

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...

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

In 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, small fishing port, cute, crystal clear water and fish on the beach...

The Caribbean North Islet Chancel to Robert, 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 Northeast Atlantic, the Cane Museum in Trois-Ilets in the South Caribbean) and hiking to discover the flora and fauna or take walks, jogging or find a deserted beach (Trace des Caps, by segment, of Macabou / Vauclin at Anse Caritan / Sainte-Anne in the South Atlantic or Preacher-Grand river to connect the two most common north of the island through the rainforest).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover the Robert islets and Fonds Blancs
Nature and the great outdoors40 € to 68 € Le Robert (9.1 km)
Visit the islets of Robert sail in small groups
Nature and the great outdoors60 € to 500 € Le Robert (9.5 km)
Tree and flower garden tour
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 8 € La Trinité (16.5 km)
Excursion to the Diamant Rock or along the dolphin route
Nature and the great outdoors45 € to 80 € Les Trois-Îlets (18.8 km)
Upward parachuting at Anse Mitan beach
Sports sensations39 € Les Trois-Îlets (18.8 km)

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