Habitation Clement, Le Francois

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#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Martinique
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Caribbean rum. This wine can not be avoided. It is available in every store and every bar. It costs relatively little, has a mass of varieties and is a lot more interesting in flavor than the our shop. Martinique there are hectares of sugar cane plantation, and several active distilleries. Most of them can be visited. However, we chose one that works only as a museum-production moved a bit further. Habitation Clement is also a botanical garden and a local art exhibition, and, of course, shop with a hundred kinds of rum and a free wine tasting. In the ticket price is also an audioguide in English. Entrance costs 12 euro/person. The price of rum in the store from 5 euro per half a liter of rum.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Nice visit with beautiful gardens, typical home and visit the factory. Free tasting at the shop. Interesting and cheaper or the same price in a store on the island.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Clement is to see. A beautiful house in a huge garden with hundreds of different kinds of plants. The rum is excellent. Even children aged 9 and 11 years have enjoyed the tour.
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  • February 11, 2017
    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!
  • January 9, 2017
    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.
  • August 10, 2016
    Heaven on Earth. And a mighty fine rhum tasting room.
  • April 27, 2016
    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 !!
  • October 30, 2015
    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.

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