Caribbean Tourism

Festivals

The Tropical Rainforest

La Route de la Trace winds through the tropical rainforest on the slopes of the Pitons du Carbet from Fort-de-France to Morne Rouge on the southern slope of Montagne Pelée. The town was hit by a second eruption of Pelée on 20 August 1902. A new park has been opened, called Le Jardin de la Pelee, on the hill above the town, where there is a fine display of...

Festivals

Martinique has more than its fair share of festivals. The main pre-lenten carnival, Mardi Gras, takes place in February or March when the whole of Martinique takes to the streets in fantastic costume. On Ash Wednesday, black and white clad ‘devils’ parade the streets lamenting loudly over the death of Vaval. At Eastertime, the children fly coloured kites...