Martinique Sights

Musée Vulcanologique Frank Perret

  • Rue Victor Hugo (D10) at rue du Theatre Map It
  • St-Pierre

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

For those interested in Mont Pelée's eruption of 1902, the Musée Vulcanologique Frank Perret is a must. It was established in 1933 by Frank Perret, a noted American volcanologist. Small but fascinating, the museum houses photographs of the old town before and after the eruption, documents, and a number of relics—some gruesome—excavated from the ashy ruins, including molten glass, melted iron, the church bell, and contorted clocks stopped at 8 am. The 30-minute film is a good way to begin. An English-speaking guide is often available and may tell you that the next lava flow is expected within 50 years. (No wonder the price of real estate in St. Pierre is among the lowest in the island.)

Sight Information

Address:

Rue Victor Hugo (D10) at rue du Theatre, St-Pierre, n/a Martinique, 97250, Martinique

Map It

Phone:

0596-78–15–16

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Daily 9–5 with a lunch hr closure

Published 02/01/2016

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