Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique

Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique is part of the Tentative list of France in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Zoë Sheng

Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 27-Sep-19 -

Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique (T) by Zoë Sheng

I'm typically biased towards nature site but this one is really nice and worth a visit. An hour's drive from FdF at the most through beautiful scenery already (although the roads can be narrow yet in good condition) you arrive at the parking lot for Mount/Montagne Pelée. The lookout is nice too but the mountain is obviously what you came for - yes, ignore that ugly power station at the start of the hike /cough cough.

The hike is roughly 6-7km depending where you actually go. The goal is Le Chinois, should I be offended here? The peak doesn't really look like a "Chinaman" at all. You do not necessarily get to the top to enjoy this place. The start of the hike is steep and you may be wondering why the path is so tiny. The mist can make this also a very wet hike and the top is often covered with clouds as you can still make out in my picture, this was the best one I got before it was covered up again. This also meant that some of the hiking is frustrating because the view is not that great sometimes. Don't let it stop you from circling around this lovely and once deadly volcano.

The nature here is just outstanding and fresh. So green. There are other places that want to be inscribed such as Caravelle à Trinité but I stopped there and wasn't that impressed. There are many places on Martinique worth visiting maybe 3 days minimum.


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Full Name
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique
Country
France
Added
2014
Nominated for
2021
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2014 Added to Tentative List

The site has 14 locations

Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Massif du Piton Mont Conil et mornes et pitons adjacents (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Morne David et Bois la Charles (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Pointe Bateau et Pointe Jean-Claude (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Rocher du Diamant (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Îlets de Saint-Anne (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Îlet Chevalier (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Montagne Pelée (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Massif du Morne Jacob, pitons du Carbet et coulée forestière du Morne Rose à Fond Boucher (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Presqu'île de la Caravelle (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Presqu'île des Trois-Îlets (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Montagne du Vauclin (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Mornes calcaires de Sainte-Anne (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Morne Aca (T)
Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique: Ravine Saint-Pierre et Morne Préfontaine (T)
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