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Banana Museum (Le Musee de la Banane)

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Address: Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
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Set in a working plantation, this museum covers everything you could...

Set in a working plantation, this museum covers everything you could possibly want to know about the banana, from harvesting to packaging to its depiction in pottery and art.

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Peaceful, interesting, educational

We spent about an hour reading about the history of bananas and walking through the garden which had many varieties of banana trees. The garden was beautiful and the varieties... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sunnyside, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about an hour reading about the history of bananas and walking through the garden which had many varieties of banana trees. The garden was beautiful and the varieties were cool to see. We'd read many reviews that said there were samples, which we'd been looking forward to, but there was only one and it tasted like the bananas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum itself is in a modest, one room building with multiple, well researched displays, presented in French, English, and Creole. The information is enlightening, and includes many little-known facts about the history and origins of the banana, cultivation, harvesting, and commercial production. Complimentary bananas are offered at the end of the expositions. A concrete path leads away from the... More 

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Thank John G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Banana Museum as such is just one room but is packed with information in french, creole and english - very nice! It explains rhe history of martiniques bananas and manages to keep you entertained at the same time. At the end you can taste Bananas and walk through a beautiful garden with lots of different Banana trees! Definitly a... More 

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Thank Iphonhacker I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This was akin to a nature park dedicated to bananas. There were literally 100s of varieties of bananas. We were offered samples of several types of bananas. Our guide was helpful in explaining the different types, how they grow and a myriad of curiosities about the banana plant. On the premises there was a restaurant that served, among other things,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

You can learn all you ever want to know about bananas at this museum. But alas, it's not just a museum but also a garden/park with all varieties of bananas and flowers that you can walk through. The landscaping is beautiful. Also, be sure to stop off at the restaurant. Had the best fried whole fish there. There's also a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

In this museum you can learn all you need to know and more about bananas. At the first stage of the tour, you'll learn about the plants, the history and about how bananas are get around the globe. Before you leave to the next area, be sure to taste some of the bananas they are producing there. You'll be surprised... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We were looking for something interesting to do and decided on the Musee de la Banane, even though it's all the way across the island from where we're staying. The inside part of the museum was in English, which is hard to find, and super educational. Sure, some of the translations are weird, but it was charming, and there were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

When the rain closed the Gorges de la Falaise, we ventured to the Banana Museum to salvage our drive to the north side of the island. It's about a 5 minute drive inland from St. Marie and well marked from the main road. Upon entering, the indoor part of the museum tells a fascinating history of bananas. Each board has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

A bit off the beaten path but worth the trip! After a lack luster trip for a Sainte James Rhum tour, we stopped at the Banana Museum. Much to our surprise it was really lovely. A small but interesting indoor museum had lots of information about bananas and even a few samples to compare/contrast a few types of bananas. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had no preconceptions and visited on the off-chance and, as is often the case, enjoyed our visit all the more. The entry fee (7 euros) allowed us to browse a display in French and English (something that we didn't find very often during our stay!) about the evolution of the banana plant, its importance in world trade, plantation life... More 

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