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Trois-Ilets

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Les Trois-Îlets is a resort town in the French overseas territory of Martinique, in the Caribbean. It is home to about 8000 people and known as the birth place of Napoleon's wife Joséphine. Today, it's a popular tourist destination for its good sandy beaches and historic heritage.

The town church.
The Slave Savannah gives an insight in life here during colonial times.

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Trois Ilets is located just across the bay from Fort-de-France, Martinique's bustling capital. It's easy enough to reach, with regular ferry connections from the capital to several points around Trois Ilets. You can choose to land at Anse Mitan, Pointe du Bout, or Anse à l’Ane. In Trois Ilets, taxis are quite readily available if you want to go further than you care to walk.

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  • Pagerie Estate. This former sugar cane planters mansion was once the home of Joséphine, who later became empress of France. The estate played a prominent role in the history of Trois Ilets and now houses a museum. €5, childred €1.50.
  • The coffee and cocoa museum, Domaine de château Gaillard 97229. 9am-6pm daily.
  • Slave Savannah. This Open Air Slave Museum gives a most interesting insight in life on Martinique as it would have been in colonial times. The 2 hectare large site just outside town holds vegetable plots and a partly recreated traditional village. €6, children €3.

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Hotel Bambou is not recommended.

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