A place of contrasts, this corner of France nestled in South America is a lush wilderness juxtaposed against the modernism of the space center in Kourou. Its diversity is also embodied in its population, which comes from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds.
In 1982 expert botanist Jean-Philippe Thoze brought new life to the estate he lived on as a child - the Balata Botanical Gardens, Martinique. Experience this magical transformation and encounter 3000 tropical species while walking on a spectacular canopy path up high in the trees.
The Parc des Mamelles (Zoological and Botanical Park) is situated on the west coast of Guadeloupe Island, in the Basse-Terre region. Here you will encounter endangered species in a wonderful rainforest setting.