Tourism and gastronomy in Schoelcher, Martinique
During this gastronomic and tourist tour in Schoelcher, Martinique,
You will visit some of the most popular tourist attractions while sampling the local cuisine. Tasting the local cuisine is the best way to experience the best that Martinique has to offer.
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La commune de Schoelcher est située sur l’île de la Martinique dans les Petite Antilles, à l’ouest de cette île française, avec une population de 19 412 habitants en 2022. The town of Schoelcher was founded in 1838 by the French abolitionist, politician and writer Victor Schoelcher.
In 1848, Victor Schoelcher, a young French abolitionist and politician,
persuade le gouvernement français de mettre fin à l’esclavage dans les colonies françaises. On 22 May 1848, the decree abolishing slavery was finally promulgated, making the town of Schoelcher one of the first communes in Martinique to be freed from slavery.
The town was later named after its founder, Victor Schoelcher, and is now a popular tourist destination.
National meal of Martinique
Schoelcher, Martinique Gastronomy and Restaurants
À Schoelcher, en Martinique, laissez-vous guider dans quelques-uns des meilleurs
restaurants où vous découvrirez la culture et la gastronomie de Schoelcher.
La gastronomie citée se retrouve dans presque tous les restaurants.
Les plantains sont des fruits féculents ressemblant à des bananes souvent utilisés comme légume. They are common in tropical and subtropical regions and are frequently used as a side dish, starch or ingredient in other dishes. In Schoelcher, you will probably see plantains on many menus. Plantains can be served as a side dish to the national meal of Martinique.
Plantains can be eaten green, yellow or black.
The colour of the plantain will determine how sweet or salty it is.
Green plantains are very starchy and are traditionally cooked as a savoury dish.
Yellow plantains are starting to ripen and are a little sweeter than green plantains. You can bake or fry it.
Les plantains noirs sont très mûrs, sucrés et généralement frits ou cuits au four en dessert. They can be served boiled or mashed or in more complex dishes such as mofongo (mashed plantains with garlic, pork crackers and olive oil) or tostones (fried plantain slices).
However they are served, plantains are a delicious way to fill up on tropical flavours. For example, Le Trampage
A dish eaten together with the fingers, usually in the morning. Made from a
a combination of bread soaked in broth, cod, bananas, avocado and a previously prepared sauce.
The Fierce Avocado
Le ferocious avocado is made with avocado and basic cassava flour. Cette vérine associe ce féroce avec du surimi. Le Restaurant Batelière et le Beach Club seront votre meilleure option. There is eat-in and take-away. Delivery is not available.
Accras de Morue
Accras de Morue is another national meal that can be seen in all restaurants. Restaurant Chez Carole is a good choice in Schoelcher to eat Accras and seafood. You can only dine here. No delivery.
Le Ti nain morue
Caribbean speciality with green bananas and cod. A little avocado and cucumber to respect the tradition. The White Sail will give the taste of the island.
The emancipation of Schoelcher
One of the most important historical monuments is Emancipation Day. It is celebrated every year on 22 May, to commemorate the decree abolishing slavery. Emancipation Day is celebrated throughout the country with street parades, concerts and other festivities.
In Schoelcher, the day is celebrated with a large parade from the Place de la
Victory and meanders through the streets of the city.
Visit the Historical Site of Schoelcher
The Schoelcher Library
The Schoelcher Library is another important historical site in Schoelcher. It was built in 1841 by Victor Schoelcher and bears his name. The library is impressive, with a grand staircase and a large central hall. It houses a collection of over 50,000 books, making it one of the largest libraries in the Caribbean. It is open to the public and is a popular tourist destination.
The Schoelcher Museum
The museum is a must-see for any history buff or anyone who wants to
interested in the slave trade and its abolition. The museum is housed in a former slave plantation and tells the story of slavery on the island through exhibits and artefacts.
Open ● Days of the week: Monday to Friday ● Time: 09:00 to 16:00 ● Saturday: 09:00 to 13:00 ● Admission: Adults: €10.00 ● Students: €5.00 ● Children under 12 years old: free
The Saint Louis Cathedral in Fort-de-France, built in 1671, is another beautiful
place to visit. It is worth a visit, whether you are a Martinican or a tourist. The agents of the parish are always ready to give the necessary information. They are ready to listen and to help.
Other places to visit
Schoelcher Waterfalls Schoelcher is home to many attractions, including the Schoelcher Waterfalls. The waterfalls are located just outside the town and can be reached on foot or by car. There are three different waterfalls to see, each with unique features.
The first waterfall, called Cascade du Saut du Gendarme. This is the highest and most famous of the three. It is located just off the main road and is easily accessible on foot. This waterfall owes its name to the fact that French soldiers once used it as a bathing place.
The second waterfall, Cascade de la Pagerie. This waterfall takes its name from an old sugar cane plantation located nearby.
The third waterfall is called Cascade des Trois Rois. This waterfall is located at the end of a long hike through the rainforest. It takes its name from the three rocks in front of it, resembling three kings sitting on their thrones.
In conclusion, our gastronomic and tourist visit to Schoelcher, Martinique was a fantastic experience. We were able to sample a variety of local dishes and explore some wonderful places. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the island.