Discover Martinique

Where is Martinique located?

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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. Martinique has about 350,400 inhabitants and 1,105 square kilometers (427 sq. mi.).

Status et languages

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.

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Are you ready for Martinique?

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The average temperature is 28°C (82F) all year round. There are only two seasons in Martinique: the hot season and the rainy season. Martinique is on the -4h time zone compared to GMT. There is no daylight saving time.

Martinique is located 6,845 km (4,253 mi) from Paris, about 8 hours by plane. 189 km (117 mi) separate it from Guadeloupe (the other main French territory in the Caribbean) 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 (1, 457 mi). For New York it is 3,158 km (1,962 mi) and 4h20 of flight on average.

Maison d'Aimé Césaire

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.

Cuisine, asset number 1!

If Martinique is known above all for its beaches and its unique landscapes, it is also famous for its gastronomy recognized as the best in the Caribbean. Prepared with fruits and vegetables, enhanced with spices, Martinican dishes and desserts are rich in flavor.