The Moulin du Val d'Or (Val d'Or mill) is one of the many witnesses to Martinique's slave-owning past. It was erected in the 18th century on the Habitation du Val d'Or to facilitate the crushing of sugar cane. With a height of 18 meters, it was the central element of the old plantation and the point of connection between the plantation, i.e. the place of the sugar production, and the pier of the seaside from where the goods were transported.
Where is Martinique located?
Martinique is a small island located in the Caribbean archipelago near the American continent.
Dominica is to its north and the island of Saint Lucia to the south.
Its exact geographical coordinates are 14.38° N and 61.2° 2W.
Fort Desaix overlooking the city of Fort-de-France was erected between 1765 and 1774 on the Morne Garnier at 146 meters above sea level.
At the time, there were many colonial wars, the European powers waged merciless wars to conquer the greatest number of territories in the Caribbean. It must be said that the islands produced coffee, cocoa, sugar or rum which sold for exorbitant prices once they arrived on European markets.
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The Simon hotel is located in Fort-de-France not far from the Baie des Flamands, below the highest tower in the city center, the Lumina Tower. Thus, you will be able to easily access all the main places you wish to visit in Fort-de-France, and to go to the communes of the island you will just have to use the public transport (TCSP, cabs) located in the station at less than 5 minutes walking distance.
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Manman Dlo is an underwater sculpture present in the city of Saint-Pierre. Manman Dlo means "mermaid of the Martinican seas" in Creole. It is inspired by tales, tradition, the sacred. The artist Laurent Valère, who is also the author of the statuettes for the Cap 110 Memorial at Le Diamant, wanted to pay tribute to this local myth.
The maison d'Aimé Césaire (Aimé Césaire's house) is the place where you can learn the most about the poet during your stay on the island. Acquired in the 1960s to live there with his family, it still contains many objects that belonged to the writer as well as memories that he had treasured during his lifetime.
Today, the place is a space for exchanges, meetings and cultural events linked to the memory of Aimé Césaire.
Do you know Martinique ?
Martinique is about 350,400 inhabitants and 1 105 square kilometers (427 square miles).
Martinique has been French since 1635 and a French department since 1946.
Two languages are spoken: French and Creole, a local language inherited from the slave period.
The currency is the euro.
The average temperature is 28°C (82F) all year round.
There are only two seasons in Martinique: the hot season (February-June) and the rainy season (July-January).
Martinique is on the -4h time zone compared to GMT. There is no daylight saving time.
Martinique is located at 6,845 km (4,253 mi) from Paris, which is about 8h00 flight by plane.
189 km separate it from Guadeloupe but it is only 40 minutes by plane.
If we want to compare it to Miami, it's a 3 hour flight for a distance of 2,345 km (1457 mi).
For New York it is 3,158 km and 4h20 of flight on average.
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Selection of Martinican proverbs
Fruits and vegetables of Martinique
Martinique is full of fruits and vegetables that have gradually integrated the local cuisine.
Bananas, coconuts, mangoes, pineapples, guavas and other passion fruits are used to make juices, ice creams and sorbets, cakes and many other desserts.
For you, AZ Martinique has traced their history on the island, their health benefits and their use locally.