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Balata Cathedral (Sacre-Coeur de Balata), Martinique

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  • We stopped by after visiting The Gardens and made a point to visit and offer prayers. The building is not particularly old, nor does it have significant architectural features, but is well-cared-for b...  more »
  • During our exploration of Martinique, we found the Sacre-Coeur de Balata and were pleasantly surprised. The church is an excellent example of local construction and a testament to the determination of...  more »
  • After the garden of Balata a quick stopover at the miniature Cathedral of the sacred heart. We did not visit because closed
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  • This is a beautiful Catholic Church on the Route de Balata on a mountain overlooking Fort de France Bay. The church sits adjacent to a convent and is surrounded by lush vegetation and the most magnificent and fragrant tropical flowers. If you are walking the countryside, traveling by car, or visiting the church on a guided tour bus, it is not only scenic it is an oasis of tranquility. You're able to sit and eat your packed lunch of the most delicious creole cuisine, take pictures of birds, flowers and of boats in the near Caribbean sea for hours, read a book, hear yourself think, or even venture into the church to sit in a wooden pew and pray or meditate. The beautiful rustic church edifice itself is in various stages of continuous repair, which gives the visitor a true feel of the age of the church and a wonderful connection to the local people who come regularly to worship. The church is abutted by its cemetery which is a haven of local genealogical history. If you visit Martinique, it is without equivocation a must see and a most magnificent destination.
  • A very beautiful church, modelled after the Sacré Coeur in Paris. On your way to or from the Balata Gardens, it's also a must-visit!
  • Very beautiful Basilica. Replica small of the sacred heart of Montmartre. It must be seen by locals and tourists.
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  • Beautiful small replica of the sacred heart of the Montmartre. CERTE inside has nothing to do with luah. It would be difficult to even decoration on the surface part. It is very good because of the altitude of the place and more. See
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  • Very nice to see, great view of the city of fort of France since dreary SOAP. Start of Construction in 1923 and completed in 1925 ask by Monseigneur lequin
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