Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Martinique Sights

Musée Vulcanologique Frank Perret

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

Updated 03/13/2015

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


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

Map It



Sight Details:

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

Updated 03/13/2015


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.