On the east coast, in the heart of the Caravelle peninsula, lies one of the most interesting historical sites of Martinique: Dubuc Castle. Rent a car and discover it for yourself.
Built in 1721 by Louis du Buc Galion - grand-son of Pierre du Buc who fled France in 1657 after a duel - Dubuc Castle has a mysterious history. If it was considered as a great sugar plantation, it would in fact be a hotbed of smuggling and trafficking of slaves. A hypothesis supported by the presence in the castle of dungeons and warehouses too large for sugar crops of the time.
Having prospered from the sugar cane, tobacco and coffee, the Dubuc Castle finally closed in 1766 after a devastating hurricane and looting by the English. This amazing castle overlooking the Treasury Bay, was abandoned until its ruins were renovated and classified as historical monuments in 1992.
Today, the Dubuc Castle has been transformed into a museum. We discover the history of the place, its people and antiques. The entrance fee: 4 € per adult and € 2 per child. The site is open daily from 9 am to 4:30pm.
A little advice from Jumbo Car Martinique : rent an estate car to go to the Dubuc Castle with family and friends.
Dubuc Castle is in the heart of the Caravelle peninsula, accessible by car, from the road N1 or N4, then with the road D2. A parking lot is located very close of the Castle.