Martinique Specialist Program - (Page 8)

Historic Sights & A Thrilling Backstory One of the many things that will astonish your clients is that so much of Martinique's past still awes and inspires us, thanks to the island's well-preserved Amerindian artifacts, unique architecture, and museums, not to mention the Western Hemisphere's Pompeii. The island's key players-Arawaks, Caribs (Kali'na), Columbus, the French warships that landed in 1635, slave traders and their captives, a rum-obsessed monk, a girl who grew up to be Empress Josephine, a fierce volcano that destroyed Martinique's sparkling capital in less than five minutes-have performed roles both colorful and tragic. DAVID GIRAL Here is a very short list of attractions that reveal how the past has been beautiful, fascinating and spiritual. All photos: Martinique offers everything from contemporary art exhibits, like Fondation Clément, and public sculptures to historic architecture. 8 8-13 AttractsFoodShop.indd 8 4/23/14 10:19 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Martinique Specialist Program

A Quick Tour of the Island of Flowers
Historic Sights & A Thrilling Backcountry
Food & Rhum
Shopping & Island of the Arts
Active Pursuits
Cruising Destination
Calendar of Events & Essential Facts

Martinique Specialist Program