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Gros-Morne

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Gros-Morne is a rural municipality of Martinique located near La Trinité and Sainte-Marie. The second largest island in terms of area, it is located in the center of the department, and enjoys a tropical climate.

Formerly, the city was populated by Caribbean Indians, until the colonization by the French in the middle of the seventeenth century. After settlement settlement, it was not until the eighteenth century that Gros-Morne and its region actually developed. It was at this time that the old quarter became a separate municipality. During the French Revolution, Gros-Morne benefited for some time from the status of capital of Martinique.

Today, Gros-Morne is especially appreciated by tourists for its landscapes and infrastructures. The nerve center of the island of Martinique, the municipality allows to discover all the most beautiful sites of the department.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGros-Morne
Postcode97213
Tourism label
Latitude14.7075180 (N 14° 42’ 27”)
Longitude-61.0031970 (W 61° 0’ 12”)
Population10205 inhabitants
PrefectureFort-de-France (13.1 mi, 27 min)
Insee code97212
IntercommunalityCA du Pays Nord Martinique
DepartmentMartinique
RegionOverseas

Nearest cities & towns

La Trinité4.8 mi (14 min)
Saint-Joseph5.8 mi (17 min)
Le Robert6.6 mi (21 min)
Sainte-Marie8.3 mi (21 min)
Le Lamentin10.1 mi (23 min)
Le Marigot12.5 mi (26 min)
Ducos12.9 mi (29 min)
Fort-de-France13.2 mi (29 min)
Fonds-Saint-Denis13.7 mi (39 min)
Le François14.4 mi (39 min)
Le Lorrain14.4 mi (29 min)

Things to see and do

Several gardens take place on the territory of Gros-Morne, like that of Aedena. Nursery and orchard, it allows to discover fruits local and Asian. You can also discover the DIDI garden or the lilac domain. The latter allows you to enjoy guided tours to discover the culture of different local plants.

The Marie-Calixte mill can be visited to discover an artisanal hydraulic unit and its operation, as well as the manufacture of toloman and manioc flour.

A rummy takes place on the commune, it is possible to visit it to learn a little more about the cellar and the bottling, or to taste some drinks.

The waterfalls of the jump of Argis are a place very appreciated by the hikers. In full nature, one discovers fully the local flora and fauna.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

In April, place at the discovery walk Royal.

The festival of plants is held every year in June.

The patronal festival takes place every year at the beginning of July. On the program, concerts, parades, a football tournament, masses, singing and harp competitions, and various animations.

In November, the guinea fowl feast includes meat sales, grill tasting and musical entertainment.

Weather

Sunday 23 september
Min. 25°C - Max. 29°C
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Monday 24 september
Min. 25°C - Max. 30°C
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Tuesday 25 september
Min. 26°C - Max. 30°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cruise aboard the Mabouya Cata
Nature and the great outdoors65 € Le Robert (4.8 mi)
Plane flight over Martinique
Nature and the great outdoors79 € Le Lamentin (7.9 mi)
Electric tricycle trip to the Fort-de-France monuments
Culture and education10 € Fort-de-France (8.5 mi)
Sightseeing trip on the Caribbean coast
Nature and the great outdoors48 € Fort-de-France (8.5 mi)
Excursion to the Diamant Rock or along the dolphin route
Nature and the great outdoors45 € to 80 € Les Trois-Îlets (10.9 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Forest of Vatable
HikeEasy1h00Les Trois-Îlets (12.1 mi)

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