The scenic city of Saint-Pierre known as the “Paris of the West Indies”once served as the capital of Martinique. Renowned for its rich history and art the city was considered as one of the most modern cities in the entire Caribbean. Saint Pierre almost vanished as a result of the massive destruction caused by the eruption of Mount Pelee in the year 1902. With enormous re-building efforts, the most important city in the island again resurfaced as one of the leading tourist destinations in the Caribbean.
Tourists get attracted towards the islands numerous historical sites. The unique Volcanological Museum built in 1932 and dedicated to the eruption of Mount Pelee is another important tourist attraction in Saint Pierre. A tiny resort town built on the side of the volcanic mountain is a great place for hiking and offers spectacular views of the surrounding areas.