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Royal Factory and Orchard - Tropical Fruit Juices and Jams

Park and garden in Gros-Morne
  • Découvrez le verger et l'usine de production des célèbres jus et confitures Royal au Gros-Morne, une visite incontournable lors de vos vacances en Martinique. Depuis plusieurs générations, les confitures, les jus et les compotes Royal font partie du patrimoine local, fidèle aux traditions et résolument tournée vers l’avenir et l’innovation.

  • The visit :
    Guided by Julie, a passionate and enthusiastic guide, your visit will plunge you into the heart of the Royal universe. She'll tell you all about its adventurous history and take you through more than 70 hectares of plantations: pineapple orchards, guava orchards, apricot orchards and plum orchards...

    You'll discover the vanilla greenhouse and the small educational museum, where you'll be fascinated to observe the activity of bees, which are crucial to the pollination of crops....
    The visit :
    Guided by Julie, a passionate and enthusiastic guide, your visit will plunge you into the heart of the Royal universe. She'll tell you all about its adventurous history and take you through more than 70 hectares of plantations: pineapple orchards, guava orchards, apricot orchards and plum orchards...

    You'll discover the vanilla greenhouse and the small educational museum, where you'll be fascinated to observe the activity of bees, which are crucial to the pollination of crops.

    At the heart of the factory, you'll see how the fruit is transformed into nectars, juices and jams. Nearly 80% of the fruit used is local, grown and harvested in Martinique. The site is farmed organically, and pineapple cultivation is certified as High Environmental Value. The recovery of fruit waste, the use of renewable energy, ecological water treatment, and the production of seedlings illustrate Denel's commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, helping to preserve natural resources and promote environmentally-friendly agriculture.

    The boutique:
    The tour ends in the boutique with a tasting of Royal products - and you're sure to fall in love!
    They include
    - More than 33 varieties of jam: acerola cherry, pineapple, banana, guava, papaya, tamarind, pineapple-coconut, coconut, sweet almond, starfruit, ginger, giraumon, sweet pepper, rum grand arôme...
    - More than 16 nectars and 100% juices: organic guava, pineapple, pineapple-coconut, acerola cherry, mango, passion fruit, Kythera plum, grapefruit...
    - Fruit compotes and purées
    - Dormoy’ sauce: aubergine-tamarind, sweet chilli-ginger, Creole sauce...
    The Royal Boutique is open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 3pm and Friday from 8am to 12pm.

    Free visit and booking via the Martinique-tour reservation website,
    duration: 1h30 to 2h - Prices 2024: 8€ adult / 5€ child



    A little history:
    Founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Baron Pierre Daniel de Saumery, the Denelle canning factory is one of the island's oldest working industrial sites. After his death in 1923, its new owner Jacques Vauzanges organised the pineapple industry, bringing together competing canneries and creating a distribution structure to supply the French market. By 1930, the factory was producing 1 million tins of sliced pineapple, covering 10% of French consumption. A brand name had to be found for the products, and it became ‘Royal’, in homage to the fruit's crown. Après la 2ème guerre mondiale, l’entreprise passe sous la direction de famille Huyghues Despointes. Elle connaît une certaine prospérité jusqu’à l’ouverture dans les années 60 du marché français aux pays africains. Les difficultés de Royal entraînent l’arrêt définitif de la conserve d’ananas en 1992.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French Creole
    • French
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  • From January 1, 2024
    until December 31, 2025
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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