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Gros-Morne Martinique: Pictures and Description
Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by tropical vegetation, the municipality of Gros Morne is an ideal site for nature enthusiasts.
In 1745, the residents of Gros Morne built the parish of Notre Dame de la Visitation. In 1790, during the Revolution, this small parish became the headquarters of the counter-revolutionaries. Governor de Damas, leading the "countryside" party made up of royalists, sought refuge in Gros Morne to face the attack from the "patriot" party, which controlled Saint-Pierre and Fort-Royal.
Set on a plateau at an altitude of 245 meters where runaway slaves ("marrons") sought refuge, this significant rural municipality, the second largest in Martinique in terms of its size, is heavily focused on agriculture, particularly sugar cane and pineapples. 30% of its territory is covered by tropical forests.
Activities in Gros Morne
Gros Morne is the ideal destination for a nature-oriented stay, with its proximity to numerous springs, rivers, and waterfalls, such as Saut Argis, a beautiful pool in the lush vegetation accessible via a short, well-maintained trail. It's also a perfect starting point for whitewater sports and numerous forest hikes, including the Trace des Jésuites, La Palourde, Morne des Roseaux, Trou des Matelots, and more. Finally, Gros Morne offers magnificent viewpoints of the Caravelle Peninsula.
Staying at Gros-Morne
Gros Morne is a bit far from the majority of our Martinique house rentals options, but we invite you to pay a visit during your stay!