This exclusive tour takes you to the town of Le François, in the Atlantic coast of the island, where you’ll enjoy a private visit of the charming Simon plantation learning about the rum-making process from A to Z. The history of the plantation and the main house, the distillation, aging and sugarcane production will hold no secrets to you after this visit! The approximately 1,5-2h visit will conclude with a tasting of their excellent rums and a possibility to buy them. For the hard-core rum enthusiasts, it’s also possible to visit the Compagnie du Rhum showroom situated on the premises with their 1000 brands of rum from all over the world (Tuesdays to Fridays)!
After, we’ll hop back to the van and drive to the close-by Clément plantation. Meri will guide you through the large estate where you’ll see the old main house (classified as a historical monument), the distillery-museum, the botanical garden with contemporary sculptures, the aging rooms and the outlet offering tastings and selling the rums. You’ll also have the chance to visit the art galleries with their changing exhibitions by different Caribbean artists (optional).
We move around in an air-conditioned minivan seating eight persons. Tour includes cold drinks (water, juice), all the entrance fees and the rum tastings. Hotel, ferry and cruise-ship port pick-up from Fort-de-France and Schoelcher included in the price.