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Diversity of heritage

Top Sites and Monuments of Martinique

Witnesses of Martinique’s history and culture, take the time to enter our churches, visit the historic monuments, the homes open to the public. Here are a few must-sees

Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Church

It is one of the oldest on the island. It was destroyed and rebuilt more than once. Its bell tower, repaired in the 20th century, has three bells called Josephine, Louise and Caroline.

Saint-Louis Cathedral

Its visit is a must in Fort de France. Of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture, it was erected at the end of the 17th century. Many times damaged or destroyed, it was completely restored in 1979.

Sacré-Coeur Church

Located on the road to Balata, the Sacred Heart Church, inaugurated in 1929, is a miniature replica of the famous basilica that dominates Montmartre in Paris, France .

Anse Caffard Memorial

A tribute to the slaves who drowned when the slave ship that brought them to Martinique grounded, this monumental work was created by the sculptor Laurent Valère (1998).

Sainte-Etienne Church

With its “Jesuit” style architecture and inverted ship’s hull frame, it is distinguished from other churches on the island by its bell tower located next to the main building.

Vierge des Marins Chapel

Built on a rocky promontory in Grand Macabou, you can visit it on the route of the “Trace des Caps” hike or during your horseback rides. The view of the Atlantic is magnificent!


Caravelle Lighthouse

Built in 1861, it is the oldest in Martinique. With its restored weathervane, it is listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments of Martinique since 2013.