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Set in Le Francois on the east coast, this is one of the most famous and most beautiful Plantation Homes in the Caribbean, transformed into a museum. The spectacular House of Masters, classified historic building, is open to the public and offers the unique opportunity to be immersed in the way of life of the growers of the 18th century and to discover architecture and Creole furniture from that era. The dwelling accommodates also an old rum distillery now turned into a museum explaining how the sugar cane is processed to produce rum.
Just walking around, one soon gets to smell and feel the bouquet of many old rums - for their old storehouses still hold over one million litres of rum, to this day! Presidents Bush and Mitterrand chose this site for their meeting after the Gulf War in1991... and a room and film now enable one to retrace that day, when Habitation Clement became its very own little part of 'world history'. There's an interesting photo gallery showing the numerous politicians, artists and musicians who have been guests at the house over the years. The 17 acre park offers some nice shady walks and a visit here comes recommended as an “absolute must do” while in Martinique not least of all, for the delicious rum tasting at the end of one's tour! Opening hours are from 0900-1800hrs, 7 days a week.
Local agent Douglas Rapier can organize a 'VIP visit' for the yachts’ owners/guests with a professional English speaking guide, and private tasting (as required)...(see ‘Yacht Agents’ section).
Tel: +(596) 596 546207
Fax: +(596) 596 546350