The town of Le Lorrain in Martinique is located on the North Atlantic side of the island.
Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the preserved, almost pristine town of Le Lorrain provides the peace and quiet of a small town in the countryside, running alongside the Atlantic Ocean. If you're seeking a holdiay experience in a picturesque setting, you've found what you're looking for.
Two different roads lead to Le Lorrain—the mythical Trace or Nationale 3, which starts from the island's center and crosses the island's interior, or Nationale 1 which runs along the coast. If you choose the coastal road, you'll drive through the towns of Sainte-Marie and Marigot before arriving in Le Lorrain. Magnificent landscapes await you along the way—endless ocean views on one side and sugar and banana fields on the other.
Choosing to take the Trace offers its own rewards—you'll be immersed in lush vegetation and its surrounding silence, interrupted solely by the chirping of birds and the sounds of other inhabitants of this tropical environment.
Travel time is 90 minutes from the airport in Lamentin.
Banana growing accounts for the greater part of agriculture in the area. Formerly a sugar producer, Le Lorrain turned to bananas after the sugar crisis which affected the island in the 18th century.
For hiking enthusiasts, the coastal path called "La Crabière" (which means the Crab Walk) proposes a beautiful ramble nestled between the sea and banana plantations. The historic relics you'll encounter along the way will allow you to imagine the area's rich past. For those seeking an "authentic" touch, you have the choice between sampling the sirop de batterie (heavy, dark syrup made from pressed sugar cane) of Moulin Jouan or Famille Ragald's delicious cassava galettes.
And when there are no clouds in the sky, you'll be able to see the magnificent "Pelée" from the heights of this secluded town—just look off into the distance, it's right in front of you!