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Les Trois-Îlets

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique

Les Trois-Îlets - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique

In south-west Martinique, on Le Diamant peninsula opposite Fort-de-France Bay, the coastal community of Les Trois-Îlets offers a most pleasant environment, traversed by the Coves Road (Route des Anses). Before going to relax on the famous Mitan Cove beach or taking a walk along the marina docks at Le Bout headland, take a little tour of the typical town of Les Trois-Îlets, where you can visit the church where the future Empress Joséphine was christened. Then you can go shopping at the covered market or enjoy a stroll along the pleasant seafront.

There are also several places of interest to visit in the area. You can't miss the Pottery Village and its brickworks, in operation since the 18th century. Visitors and holidaymakers love the pottery workshops, arts and crafts, and gift shops. A little further along, towards Rivière-Salée, the Cane House (Maison de la Canne), based in an old distillery, welcomes you with its museum dedicated to the history of sugar cane, with a permanent exhibition entitled "A land, a plant, a people". You can also see temporary exhibitions as well as an area with exhibits about the rum-making process, before heading off to explore the lovely park with its old steam locomotive.

Deep in the countryside of Les Trois-Îlets, at the edge of the forest, lies the Savannah of Slaves (Savane des Esclaves), a two-hectare park where you can learn more about Martinique's past and traditions. On a guided tour through the peaceful gardens, you'll see an old-fashioned village with traditional huts. You can learn about the history of slavery in the Antilles, see how local products like manioc flour and cocoa sticks are made, and discover the beneficial properties of Caribbean plants.

The Pagerie estate, located within the territory of the municipality, is famous as the birthplace of a famous figure in French history: Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, aka Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife, was born there on 23 June 1763. The Pagerie museum, entirely devoted to the empress' memory, is based in an old 18th-century plantation house and tells the story of Joséphine's life through a collection of letters, autographs and other rare period objects.

Golfers will find plenty to enjoy at the magnificent 18-hole golf course by the seaside.

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Les Trois-Îlets

Located on a peninsula south of Martinique, the town of Trois- Islets offers magnificent views over the bay of Fort- de- France.

Formerly known as " Cul -de -Sac to Cows ", the common name owes its current three small islets ( Thébloux Charles and Sixtain ) the names of their last owners who operated lime kilns...

The town of Trois- Islets is a famous place in Martinique because it was born and baptized in his church, Rose Marie Josephe Taschers Pagerie who became Empress of the French by marrying General Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796.

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Trois- Islets, the first resort of the island with its white sandy beaches : Anse Mitan and Anse à l'Ane offers much more than sun and sea...

Discover the rich history, architectural, heritage and natural Three Islets through visits as diverse and exciting : "Heart of Red City" with its typical Creole houses and church listed building ; Many museums ( Pagerie, birthplace of the Empress house Cane ; museum Coffee and cocoa) ; Savannah Slave Heritage Village ; Village Pottery, one of the finest craft tradition of Martinique ; natural sites ( forest of Vatable, fitness trail of Hope, islands and mangrove ).

Recreation countless are also part of its strengths: golf, horse riding, hiking and mountain biking, water sports ( scuba diving, kite surfing, windsurfing, stand up paddling, jet ski... ), boat trips ( catamarans, motor boats ), helicopter rides, amusement park, nightly entertainment (casino, shows with folkloric ballets in hotels or musical performances in restaurants or lounges ), numerous shops and arts and crafts workshops open Monday to Sunday ( shopping complex around the marina and Creole village of Pointe tip, Village Pottery... ), wide choice of bars and restaurants open throughout the week and evening, all the useful services to your stay ( car rentals, spa, hair salons, laundry, bank, office tour... ).

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