Located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, between the islands of Dominica in the north and St Lucia in the south, the breathtaking island of Martinique was discovered in 1502 by Christopher Columbus, who only stayed there 3 days! Martinique was claimed by France in 1635 and became a department of France in 1946. In 1974 the island became a region of France, which is the status today, situated 6800km from Paris but retaining both French and Caribbean culture! Martinique is one of the most stunning islands in the Caribbean, offering just over 1000square kilometers of forests, rugged mountain terrain, rivers, waterfalls, rolling hills, many attractive bays and coves and golden sandy beaches.
Martinique is the island of the “never-ending summer” with an alluring and distinctly French flair in the excellence of its cuisine and famous rums, the chic sophistication of its fine resorts and hotels, its fashion and art scene, and much more. Yet Martinique still has its own special character; an endearing West Indian warmth, an exceptional spice in its music and dance, its local dishes, cultural heritage, and 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 rain forests and mountains and will appeal to all nature lovers, hikers and mountain climbers. The South of Martinique is more developed where there are resorts, fine shopping and places to stay, as well as many beautiful white-sand beaches for watersports and relaxation.
The capital, Fort de France, where our Martinique French language school is situated, is a large port and a dynamic and modern cosmopolitan city, as well as the economic and cosmopolitan centre of the island. There are plenty of attractions, shops, stylish restaurants, bars, clubs as well as sports and leisure activities for students of all interests! Read on for further details of our school and the French courses on offer!