Antillean Summer

Ace immersion over six beautiful summer weeks in
Fort-de-France, Martinique

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Culture

Experience the Martinican lifestyle, the beauty of the island, and richness of its history with curated cultural activities.

Cultural Events

  • Delve into the history of the port city with a guided tour of Fort-de-France
  • Cultural activities and outings are organized such as:
    • Concerts by local musicians
    • Cooking class – learn a traditional Antillean recipe
    • Theater
    • Dance performances and lessons

Day Trips

Explore all corners of the island of flowers with two one-day trips:

  • North Island: the ruins of Saint Pierre, Balata, Saint Marie, tropical forests, waterfalls and black sand beaches, a permanent reminder of Mont Pelée’s eruption in 1902.
  • South Island: cultural and historic explorations of Habitation Clement, Diamond Rock, Anses d’Arlet, and Cap 110 – the powerful Anse Cafard Slave Memorial

Weekend Excursion

Spend a weekend with APA on the island of Guadeloupe, another member of the French Antilles.

  • Walking tour of Point-à-Pitre: Place de la Victoire, Saint-Anoine Market
  • Delve into the renowned Memorial ACTe: the Caribbean center for expression and memory of the slave trade and slavery from ancient times to modern day
  • See firsthand why the archipelago was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve:
    • Basse-Terre, Cascade aux Écrevisses, Fort Delgres, Maison du Cacao
    • Grand-Terre, Pointe des Châteaux, Petit Canal and its mangroves
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