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Le Marin

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique

Le Marin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique
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Located on the south coast of Martinique, between Sainte-Luce and Sainte-Anne, Le Marin has a huge marina, known for being one of the biggest in the Caribbean! An ideal place for a walk, its marina is dotted with many shops, bars and restaurants which make it a highly-prized tourist destination. As well as all these attractions, it has a lively atmosphere, as well as many activities on offer to holidaymakers: sailing, kayak, water-skiing, sea fishing, sea diving and windsurfing. Water sports fans are sure to find plenty to enjoy!

The municipality of Le Marin also appeals to lovers of coastal landscapes, with the wild Cape Macré and its beautiful beach at Whale Cove (Anse Baleine).The latter, only accessible on foot along a stony path, is a peaceful and relaxing haven of white sand and turquoise water…

Before leaving Le Marin, don't miss a visit to its Church of St Stephen, one of the oldest in Martinique. Dating from the 18th century and a listed Historic Monument, it offers a superb façade in the Jesuit style made of masonry stone, and is remarkable for its bell tower separate from the main body of the structure. Inside, the roof resembles the hull of an upturned boat, and the high altar made of polychrome marble, a real gem, has a magnificent low relief of the Last Supper.

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Le Marin

Le Marin is the chief administrative center of the south, and is one of the three sub-prefectures of the island since 1974. A commercial and service city, a sanitary, social center, A cultural, sporting but also ecological and nature-oriented city.

Its Tourism Office, classified in category I on 14 June 2013, certified by NF Service (AFNOR), having obtained the Qualité Tourisme mark, reflects its commitment to quality service. Classified as a Tourist Commune on February 14, 2012, the city also benefits from numerous historical and heritage assets such as its 17th century church, one of the oldest in Martinique and a rich floristic and faunistic (nursery of the "southern botanical", Dreary aca, Macabou) which offers an alternative to the followers of the deep nature.

Le Marin asserts itself in the field of yachting and yachting, which earned it the classification Nautical Station in 1998 (has two stars since December 7, 2013).

The city attracts an international clientele thanks to the quality of the facilities of its marina recognized as the largest of the Caribbean. A capacity of 838 spaces docked and 100 mooring buoys for the pleasure of the boaters and lovers of the sea, and a label "blue flag" obtained since 2006 (renewed every year since) which confers a position of Friendly harbor.

With its strengths, the city of Le Marin and all its partners set out to accentuate further the development of the territory by adhering to the European label project Odysséa (labeling of the city of Marin as "Port city, Patrimoine Phare des Caraïbes").

Things to see and do

City resolutely turned towards the sea, Le Marin welcomes you also in all its diversity. Pedestrian and equestrian walks, Creole gardens, ethnobotanical park, Petite Poterie ovens, frescoes by local and foreign artists, the coveted Southern covered market and its local crafts, shopping centers, the viewpoint Exceptional of the Morne Gommier on 360 °, and leisure activities such as paragliding, sea trips, kayak in the mangrove, underwater vision, sport fishing, scuba diving, sailboat rental with or without skippers, "(Traditional craft), activities of the nautical club, swimming on the beaches of Cap Macré, Grand Macabou, Pointe Borgnesse and Anse Grosse Roche (...), are some services that it proposes to you.

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Church of Marin
Church of Marin
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The Carnival
The Carnival
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The Bèlè Bo Lizin
The Bèlè Bo Lizin
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The Drum Carrefour Cases
The Drum Carrefour Cases
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Fighting
Fighting
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Festa
Festa
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Lakou Marin
Lakou Marin
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Covered Market
Covered Market
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Market PAIL
Market PAIL
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Nwel Tradisyon Péyi Nou
Nwel Tradisyon Péyi Nou
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SMILE
SMILE
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SMILE
SMILE
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Fishing International Tournament
Fishing International Tournament
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