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House of Sugar (Maison de la Canne)

Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
+596 596 68 32 04
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Excellent museum!!!

We had an excellent visit to this wonderful museum. We were greeted by a nice man who spoke to us... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Snappy B
,
Boston, Massachusetts
An excellent summary of island history

An old sugar factory gives a unique overview of sugar production as well as splendid garden with a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Reljo
,
Tallinn, Estonia
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This museum features multi-media exhibits about the sugar industry on the island.
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good57%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had an excellent visit to this wonderful museum. We were greeted by a nice man who spoke to us in English, and told us how to get the most out of the museum (showing us what was in English and what was not). Exhibits...More

Thank Snappy B
Reviewed 28 May 2016

An old sugar factory gives a unique overview of sugar production as well as splendid garden with a lovely wild life. Place is definitely worth a stop along a road as well as re-route if you want to understand what Martinique was all about in...More

Thank Reljo
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I toured La Maison de la Canne. We found it very interesting. It is usually 3€ to attend but happened to be free the day we went. The tour took attendees through the slave trade to the eventual industrialization of the process....More

1  Thank riap64
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Very educational story about the history of Martinique and the sugar cane production. The French explanatory notes are much longer than the ones in English, so I suppose the text was adapted, and not translated in full, which is a bit dissapointing. Nice garden and...More

1  Thank Marija_Croatia
Reviewed 11 February 2012

My favorite museum near Les Trois Ilets covered all aspects of rum manufacture, sugar processing, and history of the workers back then.

1  Thank WorldTraveler9
Reviewed 9 December 2009

Your taxi driver might know this place better as Musée de la Canne, but if you say you want to go to the sugar cane museum, they'll get you there. The museum is about 5 km from the tourist area of Trois Ilets and, if...More

3  Thank Ohio_Prof
Reviewed 21 November 2003

Through photographs and documents the role of sugar cane in the development of the island is documented. It could have been named the Museum of Slavery. Issues of prior colonialism and slavery in Martinique and Guadeloupe have not be resolved .

1  Thank SZ
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