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Les Anses-d'Arlet

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Les Anses-d'Arlet - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique
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On the south Caribbean coast of Martinique, the municipality of Les Anses-d'Arlet has three main coves: the Big Cove (Grande Anse) in the north, the Arlet Coves (Anses d'Arlet) in the centre, and the Small Cove (Petite Anse) in the south.

With its picture postcard looks and peaceful atmosphere, the unmissable fishing village of Les Anses-d'Arlet has everything a visitor could want. Its charming little church, Creole houses, sandy beach and pontoon over the turquoise sea create a truly picturesque scene… Aligned exactly with the pontoon on the beach, the Church of St Henry of Les Anses-d'Arlet is undoubtedly one of the most photographed sites in all Martinique! Although hit by a hurricane in 2007, the whole building was restored identically in 2012.

In the north of the village, the Big Cove of Arlet is an ideal place for a relaxing break. Its long, white sandy beach, which gets very lively at the weekend, and its nice promenade with cafés and restaurants are sure to appeal to sunbathers!

With the Morne Jacqueline providing a scenic backdrop, the peaceful beach of the Little Cove in the south of the municipality is a very nice place for a swim and a rest before heading off to other horizons.

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Les Anses-d'Arlet

Again, Arlet abandoned his lands to the French to withdraw even further south, and the Jesuits settled there in 1665. They did not remain there long and left their place to the Capuchins. This part of the island was gradually populated; The inhabitants took care of the chapels for the use of the missionaries.

The first chapel was dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua; A baptism was celebrated there in 1671 by Father Simon. In 1673, this chapel was replaced by a church. Major repairs were undertaken in 1687 by the financial care of the "parishioners" in the form of offerings. This church was destroyed during the years 1762 and 1763 by the English who set fire to everything. It was not until a few years before the population was able to rebuild the houses and take care of the religious edifices. The church was restored thanks to the help of Henri Larcher, a rich inhabitant of the region. As a token of gratitude for her benefactor, she was placed under the patronage of Saint-Henri.

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Grande Anse Beach
Grande Anse Beach
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The Charmeuse Fond Fleury
The Charmeuse Fond Fleury
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Village of Les Anses d'Arlet
Village of Les Anses d'Arlet
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Waterfront
Waterfront
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Departure of the yoles - August 2016
Departure of the yoles - August 2016
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Beach of the town of Les Anses d'Arlet
Beach of the town of Les Anses d'Arlet
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Pedestrian street - Grande Anse
Pedestrian street - Grande Anse
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Church of Les Anses d'Arlet
Church of Les Anses d'Arlet
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Petite Anse fishing port
Petite Anse fishing port
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Vu of the Morne Jacqueline Petite Anse
Vu of the Morne Jacqueline Petite Anse
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Bassin Dlo Féré - Petite Anse
Bassin Dlo Féré - Petite Anse
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Bats Cave
Bats Cave
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