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25 miles north-west from Fort de France, Mount Pelée is a 4,580 ft high dormant volcano. It provides the boundary between the eastern coast, which is exposed to the trade wind, and the more protected western coast. From the summit, in bright weather, you can clearly make out the neighbouring islands. Pelée is significant in Martiniquais history, as on 8th May 1902, it erupted and wiped out the town of Saint-Pierre, claiming 30,000 victims.