Le Robert is a town in the center of the Atlantic region of Martinique. It is located north of Le Francois, east of Lamentin and south of La Trinité and Gros-Morne.

In 1687, the Cul de sac Robert district came under the parish of Trinité. It is by sea that one reaches from one city to another.

The parish was founded by Father Labat with the support of the Comte de Blénac, the Governor General at the time in 1694 and was called “Cul-de-Sac.

The origin of the current name is uncertain. A Carib Indian chief may have left his baptismal name to this region where the Amerindians stayed for a very long time.

Indeed, the Carib Indians still lived in Le Robert when Father Labat founded the parish.

In his story “Voyage to the Isles of America” dating from 1694, he evokes his encounter with the Carib Indian in the town: “This Point is a cape which forms the eastern coast of Robert's Cul-de-Sac. A Caribbean who lives there took the name or gave it his ... We ran aground our boat there and (...) we entered the Carbet du Sieur La Rose (...). The Caribbean is Christian like his wife and ten or twelve children... "

Then the Robert will be the scene of various notorious events. First of all, Rochambeau's victory over the royalist army at Vert-Pré in 1793, the landing of 8,000 Englishmen led by Admiral Cockrane which led to the occupation of Martinique by the British in 1809.

The town was created in 1837 when the towns took over from the old parishes in Martinique. The first mayor was Louis Louveau-de-Laguigneraye.


Le Robert's economy was essentially focused on agriculture and artisanal fishing. The town also has an important tourist vocation.

Le Robert owned sugar cane land formerly operated by the Usine du François. Today, these same lands are occupied by banana plantations and to a lesser extent vegetable crops supplying the city's markets with fresh local products.

Agrotourism is starting to take off with plantations open to tourists such as An Grivay la.

Le Robert is now more oriented towards services. Indeed, the economic activity of Robert is experiencing real development.

It is also a land of small or larger businesses with the presence of the largest shopping center in the North Atlantic Oceanis and a smaller one called Créolis.

Local boaters also benefit from the presence of a marina as well as a small commercial port.

The main tourist interest of Robert is undeniably its many islets (Petit piton, Îlet Boisseau (or des chardons), Îlet Loup Garou, Îlet Chancel (or Ramville), Îlet Madame, Îlet Petit Vincent, Îlet Petite Martinique, Îlet aux Rats, Îlet de la Grotte (or Ragot), Îlet à eau) that you can visit during canoe-kayak excursions or on board boats, in particular Ti-Canots.


The municipality's main districts are Augrain, Augrain Nord, Augrain Sud, Beauséjour, Berthou, Bois Désir, Bois Neuf, Bois Potheau, Bois Zombi, Bonneau, Boutaud, Bresson, Brice, Café, Cannelle, Chapelle Villarson, Chère Épice, Coulisse Mignot, Coulisse Mont Vert, Duchêne, Ermitage, Fond Brûlé, Fond Cacao, Fond d'Or, Fond Duchêne, Four à Chaux, Galette, Gaschette, Hauteur Fond Nicolas, Hauteur Four à Chaux, Hauteur Pontalery, l'Heureux, la Cadet, la Charles, la Digue, la Dirozo, la Haut, la Moïse, Lacroix, Lazaret, Lecomte, Lestrade, Marlet, Mena, Monnerot, Mont Vert, Morne Galbas, Moulin à Vent, Pointe Fort, Pointe Hyacinthe, Pointe Jean Claude, Pointe la Rose, Pointe Lynch, Pointe Rouge, Pointe Royale, Pontalery, Providence, Raisin, Réunion, Reynoird, Sabine, Sable Blanc, Saint Christophe, Trou Terre, Voltaire, Yoyoye and Zabeth.

List of places to visit in the municipality

Places to visit

"An Griyav la" is a former sugar plantation that produced sugar cane to feed the factory of the town Robert.