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Practical information : Sightseeing Martinique

TimetableTimetable

Because of the tropical rhythm, people get up early, but they also go to bed early, because the night falls quickly. Thus, the establishments in Martinique are generally open from 8 or 9 am until 4 or 5 pm (6 pm in the tourist areas), on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. On Sundays, very few shops are open

To be bookedTo be booked

No need to book your visits to museums, gardens or distilleries: the wait is never very long.

Budget & TipsBudget & Tips

Student and senior cards can be used at the entrance of certain museums and gardens to benefit from reduced rates. Remember to take them with you.

Main eventsMain events

A must-see event in February: the carnival that sets the whole island ablaze for five days, especially in Fort-de-France. It starts on Epiphany Sunday and multiple festivals take place from mid-January in the four corners of the island. Among the important dates is also May 22nd, a public holiday in Martinique that celebrates the abolition of slavery. In December, the Christmas period is preceded by the "Chant Nwel": the inhabitants gather in public squares to sing Christmas carols in Creole.

Guided toursGuided tours

Ecotourism is in full development in Martinique. Hikes in the forest, accommodation in family-run cottages, nature holidays with your feet in the water, kayak trips, visits to discover medicinal plants and local treasures, more local consumption...: initiatives for the development of a more nature-friendly tourism are multiplying, so avoid large tourist infrastructures as much as possible and opt for human-sized structures.

SmokersSmokers

As in metropolitan France, it is forbidden to smoke in public places. You should know that Martinique is one of the French departments where smoking is one of the fewest, so smokers are quickly spotted!

Tourist trapsTourist traps

The coasts of Martinique represent a privileged habitat for feeding, reproduction and migration of marine mammals of which there are more than twenty species: whales, dolphins, sperm whales, orcas sail near the coast. This is a great tourist attraction that develops every year, and more and more tourist operators, yachtsmen and divers are setting off to meet these fascinating creatures... But observing these protected animals requires very specific criteria for approaching and behaving in a way that does not always correspond to the practices of tourist operators, which are sometimes terribly destructive. For example, cetaceans are very sensitive to noise, which causes stress and changes their behaviour. Therefore, we recommend that when you select a service provider, you ask if it has signed the Charter for a responsible approach and observation of marine mammals. A logo with the current year's vintage is displayed at signatory service providers.

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