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Habitation Clement, Le Francois

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Wander the pristine grounds of Habitation Clement, observing sculptures in the gardens and perusing the modern art gallery housed within the famous rum distilery. Tour the well-preserved house, replete with original furnishings, ornaments, and photos of its famous visitors. Of course, the rum itself stands out as the main attraction; you can learn how it's created and taste a wide variety of the distillery's signture blends. If you find something you like, purchase a bottle or two to take home with you. Our Le Francois itinerary builder makes visiting Habitation Clement and other Le Francois attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Not only are the distillery's galleries both interesting and educational, the natural and man-made surroundings are beautiful and well cared for as well. Drink samples at the end of our visit were bot...  more »
  • It was interesting visit. You could learn about how the rum was produced and have some walk around. Great part is the rum tasting at the end where you can also buy it. Just need to agree who will be d...  more »
  • There's lots to see here and the good thing is you can do it at your own pace with the self-guided audio devices (although a few of the stop-off points weren't on the English version). There's gardens...  more »
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  • Spectacular way to spend a day. Thorough outdoor museum of farm technology, notable trees and plants and modern sculptures scattered around the historical plantation grounds. The sculpture garden is gorgeous and I wonder how it's not touted more in their advertising. The buildings have AC (a godsend) to punctuate your visit with a short film on the distillery and another containing the art museum with two floors of galleries. Each visitor gets an audio guide (available in at least half a dozen languages) and a map with numbered points of interest, from the farm tech to the buildings housing the historical elements of the plantation, including one honoring the visit between Bush and Mitterrand to sign an agreement on an invasion in Iraq (that whole disaster seems to have started here). Anyway, if you go nowhere else on your visit to Martinique, go here!
  • This is by far one of the best attractions we've seen on our tour of the island. The audioguide and exhibits do a great job explaining the rum-making process, and life on the plantation. There is a small art gallery on site, as well as a sculpture garden, and a free tasting at the end of the tour. Very friendly, multilingual staff.
  • Heaven on Earth. And a mighty fine rhum tasting room.
  • Probably one of th best distilling museums in the Caribbean from the stand point of a silent distillery coupled with the original house ( fully furnished) of the owner. A real snap shot in time and a Koji Mo and Steampunk and/or industrial playground with beautiful botanical gardens and art. Highly recommend !!
  • Wonderful experience! You could really imagine and feel how people worked in the distillery years ago. Absolutely stunning garden with trees from all over the world and the rum tasting is of course the best of all.