Les Trois IletsLes Trois Ilets
Trois ilets's town covers the entire south coast of the bay of Fort de France and owes its name to the three small islets that face it. It is the most important tourism pole of Martinique.
The municipality benefits from the best infrastructures of leisure: Marina, nautical activities, shops of the "Village Creole", golf, restaurants, clubs, casino ...
Every day, a shuttle connects Les Trois Ilets to Fort de France in about 20 minutes (departure from La Pointe du Bout, Anse Mitan and Anse à l'Ane).
The Trois Ilets groups three very distinct sectors:
The charming village of Trois Ilets,
The great hotels of the tip of the end and the Anse Mitan,
L'Anse à l'Ane, better suited for family stays.
The village has preserved a picturesque charm a little different from the other municipalities of Martinique. In fact, it houses a pottery factory - created in the eighteenth century, it is the oldest company of the island - which gave the bricks and tiles characteristic of the borough.
It was at Trois Ilets, at the Domaine de la Pagerie, that Marie Josèphe-Rose de la Pagerie was born in 1763. Her exceptional destiny began at her sixteenth birthday when she left Martinique to marry Alexander de Beauharnais and take the name of Josephine de Beauharnais. Shortly after her husband was guillotined during the Terror, she married General Bonaparte in a second wedding and then became empress of the French.
Today you can visit the Museum of Pagerie built on the old family home that traces the life of Josephine as well as the history of the Martinique sweets. In the same vein, you can also discover at La Maison de la Canne the complex relationships between a plant, a land and a people.
Between Trois Ilets and Pointe du Bout, the Golf de Trois Ilets is a magnificent 18-hole international course, PAR 71, designed by Robert Trent Jones and much appreciated by amateurs.
The Pointe du Bout and the Anse Mitan
A few kilometers west of the village, on the peninsula facing Fort de France, the most important seaside resort of Martinique brings together several 3 and 4 star hotels.
The artificial beaches of the Pointe du Bout, just at the foot of the hotels, make it easy to enjoy the warm and turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea.
Although the Pointe du Bout lacks charm and authenticity, the new Creole village reconciles clothing modernity and tradition and it is very pleasant to shop in these charming pedestrian alleys. Several bars and restaurants have been set up there, some nightclubs are also nearby. The Pointe du Bout is also one of the most lively places in Martinique in the evening.
Close to La Point du Bout, the white sandy beach of Anse Mitan brings together more modest hotels, gites and bungalows appreciated by families.
The cove with the donkey
L'Anse à l'Ane is a small hamlet with a beautiful white sandy beach.
More quiet and less dense than Pointe du Bout, there are mainly several residences and some beach restaurants.
Off L'Anse à l'Ane, l'Ilet in Ramiers once defended entry into the bay of Fort de France. A few remains of a battery remain.
Marina de la Pointe du Bout
Tel: +596(0)5 96 63 48 79
Office du Tourisme
Place Gabriel Hayot
Tél: +596(0)596 68 47 63
Fax: +596(0)596 68 32 33
Places to visit
- The house of la Pagerie
- Canne House
- The village of pottery
- The slave savanna
- Shopping at the Village Créole
- Numerous nautical activities: Exit sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing in the mangrove, diving, Aquascope (boat to discover underwater depths), sport fishing, big game fishing ...
- Also numerous land activities: Exit 4X4, VTT, horsemanship, Accrobranche, golf, ...