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Mount Pelée - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mt Pelée, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique

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About Mount Pelée

Mont Pelee is an active volcano on the island of Martinique and erupted dramatically in 1902. Pelee means bald in French and this probably refers to the denuded volcanic landscape the first French settlers saw in 1635. This catastrophe has since lent its name to an unpredictable and violent type of volcanic eruption known as a Peléan eruption. The area is very greenish and it is also suitable for nice trekking and there are several routes of varying difficulty. It also offers a superb view of Ma

Attractions Near Mount Pelée

anse couleuvre
anse couleuvre6.83km from Mount Pelée

Anse Couleuvre is a cove located in the town of Prêcheur in Martinique. A few hundred meters long, this black sand beach faces the Pearl Island . The beach is separated into two parts by the Anse Couleuvre river. The beach is accessible by a small road from Anse Céron. A beautiful strip of gray volcanic sand in an arc, overhung by imposing cliffs covered by tropical forest. This beach and the area is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round

Balata Garden
Balata Garden15.52km from Mount Pelée

The Balata Garden is a private botanical garden located 10 kilometers north of Fort-de-France city ​​center, Route de Balata, along the Route de la Trace, in Martinique. The Garden is animated by the creativeness and visions of his creator who has been caring and healing the plants for more than 50 years and now shares this dream with everyone who walks through this magic world. There are beautiful trails bordered by heliconias, wild orchids, palms, dracaenas, and mahoganies. In the distance, yo

Sainte-Marie island
Sainte-Marie island18.91km from Mount Pelée

The islet of Sainte-Marie is a Martinique islet located on the north-eastern coast of Martinique, just in front of the small town of Sainte-Marie. Very popular with tourists, it constitutes a geological curiosity of nature, since it is linked to the rest of the island by a tombolo. The islet has played a significant role in the history of the city. Indeed, due to its strategic position, it hosted, during the wars of possession of Martinique between France and the United Kingdom.

Îlet Sainte-Marie
Îlet Sainte-Marie19.19km from Mount Pelée

Îlet Sainte-Marie is an island located in the northeastern coast of the department of Martinique, a dependency of France in the Caribbean Sea. It is located right in front of the small town of Sainte-Marie, in the area called the North Atlantic. It is very popular with tourists since it represents a geological curiosity of nature, connected to the rest of the island by a tombolo.

Martinique Natural Regional Park
Martinique Natural Regional Park23.77km from Mount Pelée

The Martinique Regional Natural Park is one of the 54 French regional natural parks. Covering an area of ​​approximately 63,000 ha, its territory encompasses 32 of the island's 34 municipalities and concerns approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The PNR preserves one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots on the planet, the Antilles archipelago, listed as such because of the high rate of endemism in the islands and the threats weighing on this treasure of biodiversity.

Fort Saint Louis
Fort Saint Louis24.41km from Mount Pelée

A majestic seaside fortress that was witness to the history of Martinique and the founding of Fort de France. It is located in the city center a short walk from Savannah Park and the ferry terminal. Today, It is an active base for the French National Navy. Sections of the historic fort can be toured. There are so many things to see in and around this place and it also offers a spectacular view of the sea also.

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It is an island which is an overseas territorial collectivity of France, in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The island features many beautiful beaches, rain forests, and mountains.