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MARTINIQUE TRAVEL GUIDE
LANGUAGESFrench (official) and Martiniquan Creole.
WHAT TO EATColombo dishes (Colombo is a mix of French, West and East Indian spices), féroce d’avocat (avocado mixed with salted cod and cassava), grilled sea bream, poulet boucané (smoked chicken) and blanc-manger coco (a typical, gelatinous coconut dessert).
WHAT TO BRING BACKColombo spice blend to cook up your own curries, crafts created from calabash gourd shells, Bakoua hats (a typical straw hat of Martinique) and cane juice rum from the many distilleries (Habitation Clément, Depaz and Saint-James).
FUN FACTOver 100 years ago, Mount Pelée erupted and devastated the town of Saint-Pierre. A criminal named Ludger Sylbaris was one of the only survivors, because he was in solitary confinement at the time. Sylbaris went on touring with a circus in the US as “the man who lived through Doomsday” and his cell is still a novel attraction you can visit in Saint-Pierre.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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