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    • Martinique, island and overseas territorial collectivity of France, in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
    • It is included in the Lesser Antilles island chain.
    • Its nearest neighbours are the island republics of Dominica, 22 miles (35 km) to the northwest, and Saint Lucia, 16 miles (26 km) to the south.
    • Guadeloupe, another part of overseas France, lies about 75 miles (120 km) to the north.

    Martinique has so much to offer, here are some of the things Martinique is known for.

    • Grande Anse des Salines: Swimming and sunning yourself at one of the most beautiful beaches in the French Antilles.
    • Route de la Trace: Driving this superbly scenic road through the center of the island, stopping for a walk in the foothills of Mont Pelée.
    • Presqu’île de Caravelle: Delighting in the sun and sand by day and the gourmet flavors by night.
    • Grand-Rivière: Hiking a dramatic 20km trail along Martinique’s pristine and dramatic northern coast.
    • Les Anses d’Arlet: Enjoying a beach day at any of these gorgeous coves in southwestern Martinique.
    • St-Pierre: Seeing the devastation of Mont Pelée firsthand in the former capital, as the volcano broods in the distance.
    • Jardin de Balata: Putting your botanist’s hat on and exploring the amazing variety of local plants at this excellent botanical garden.

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