Discover Mount Pelée Martinique

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.

  • Mount Pelée, Landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    Mount Pelée

    At 1397m high, the famous Mount Pelée volcano dominates northern Martinique and is more often than not snow-covered.

    © Lisa Strachan / 123RF
  • View of Mount Pelée, Mount Pelée, Landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    View of Mount Pelée

    The best viewing points for the volcano are along the N3 road, more commonly known as the Route des Traces.

    © Glowimages / age fotostock
  • The Carbet Mountains, Mount Pelée, Landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    The Carbet Mountains

    Mount Pelée isn't the only remarkable mountain range in Martinique; in fact, further south lie the Carbet Mountains, peaking at 1196m with the Piton Lacroix mountain.

    © Blue Light / 123RF
  • Hiking on Mount Pelée, Mount Pelée, Landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    Hiking on Mount Pelée

    The easiest place to start from if you fancy climbing to the summit of Mount Pelée is the first refuge, which can be accessed by car from Morne-Rouge.

    © Christophe Migeon / Comite martiniquais du Tourisme
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    Mount Pelée
    © Holger Wulschlager / age fotostock
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    Mount Pelée
    © David Giral 2012 / CMT
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