Sainte-Marie - It is located on the northwest coast of the island, on the Atlantic Ocean.
Sainte-Marie is a centre of rum production. A rum museum (Musée du Rhum St James) has opened in an old colonial mansion on the outskirts of town. Visitors can also visit the distillery, which is still in operation today. A few kilometres out of town, among the surrounding banana plantations, the Banana Museum has also been established, dedicated to the methods of growing and processing bananas.
About 2 km northwest of the town are the ruins of the Fond St. James House - a former Dominican monastery and the remains of sugar plantation buildings from the second half of the 17th century.
You can also visit the centre for West Indian basketry, a local craft, located a stone's throw from the Martinique Regional Nature Park.
What to see - The Tombolo - it is a unique place in Martinique. It links the town of Sainte-Marie to its islet. When the tides allow it, it is possible to walk to the islet of Sainte-Marie. However, this is not possible all year round. The tidal phenomenon that makes this possible occurs mainly between January and April. When the sea level is low enough, the tombolo is completely uncovered.