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Martinique

Touristic attractions of Martinique
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Your vacations in Martinique

Martinique is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 km². It’s an overseas department of France. To the northwest lies Dominica, to the south St. Lucia. As with the other overseas departments, Martinique is also one of the twenty-six regions of France and an integral part of the French Republic. As part of France, Martinique is now part of the European Union (EU).

The inhabitants of Martinique are French citizens with full political and legal rights. Martinique sends four deputies to the French National Assembly and two senators to the French Senate.

Driving in Martinique will be a pleasure compared to the other Caribbean islands. The majority of the country’s roads are of excellent quality and well-maintained.

Polite manners will go very far in this jewel of the Caribbean. When entering a business establishment, always say “Bonjou”', followed by and “Merci, au revoir” when leaving.

Official language

French but Creole is also spoken.

Currency

Euro

Electricity

220 volts, 50 cycles

Shopping

Martinique has the reputation of offering a Parisian shopping experience at the heart of the Caribbean. The country offers exquisite craftworks, madras clothes (lightweight cotton fabric), pottery, wickerwork and rum.

Useful information

Tap water is safe to drink.