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Learn French in Martinique
If you want to learn French in a Caribbean paradise, then Martinique is the ideal location for you!
Located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, between the islands of Dominica in the north and St Lucia in the south, lies the breath-taking island of Martinique. At the time of its discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1502, the local Taínos called the island Jouanacaëra-Matinino, in reference to a mythical island of iguanas. Martinique was claimed by France in 1635 and became a French département in 1946. In 1974 the island became an official region of France, a status it retains today despite being 6,800 km from Paris. Martinique is one of the most stunning islands in the Caribbean, offering just over 1,000 square km of forests, rugged mountain terrain, rivers, waterfalls, rolling hills, many attractive bays and coves, and beautiful sandy beaches.
Martinique is the island of never-ending summer, with an alluring and distinctly French flair in the excellence of its cuisine, the chic sophistication of its fine resorts and hotels, and its fashion and art scene. Yet Martinique still has its own special Caribbean character: an endearing West Indian warmth, an exceptional spice in its music and dance, its local dishes and famous rums, its cultural heritage, and its way of life. It is an island with style, and a stunning and enchanting place in which to learn French!
The northern part of the island is a place of rainforests and mountains and will appeal to all nature lovers, hikers, and mountain climbers. The south of the island is more developed; here you’ll find resorts, fine shopping and hotels, and stunning white beaches that are ideal for both water sports and relaxation. The whole island is served by the Aimé Césaire International Airport, which is just 22 km from our school.
Martinique’s capital, Fort-de-France, can be reached in 35 minutes and is a dynamic and modern city, as well as the economic and cosmopolitan centre of the island. There are plenty of attractions: shops, stylish restaurants, bars and clubs, and sports and leisure activities for students of all interests!