Habitation Clement
Habitation Clement
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
From the name of the famous family who settled there for nearly a hundred years from 1887, the Habitation Clément is a vast agricultural area of 160 hectares, nestled in the town of Le François, in the South-East of Martinique. Dominated by a Creole house dating back to the 18th century, this site, listed as a historical monument in 1996, is home to a major heritage site, a well-known contemporary art centre and a renowned rum house in the heart of sugar cane plantations.
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  • Susie G
    Community of Madrid, Spain87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely garden and interesting history
    Lovely gardens with many different palms. Parking easy and we enjoyed the visit to the rum factory, house and rum tasting. Go early as we enjoyed a pretty peaceful visit. Lots to purchase in the shop. The rum with cream is delicious!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
  • ToujoursLaRoute
    Paris, France1,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great destination
    This place is just amazing. It is a botanical garden, a museum, a historical landmark, a playground for kids, a very rich rhum shop...you will surely find something to do and something to love about it. Do not rush, dedicate at least half day to visit everything, it really worth the experience. And buy a bottle of old rhum...you might find the same at the airport at least 20% more expensive...
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2024
  • retireeVancouver
    Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive grounds and rum tasting worth the entrance fee
    Clement House is an impressive place. Surrounded by acres of sugar and banana plants, Clement House welcomes visitors to first walk along paths through beautiful parklike grounds before coming to the old rum distillery and warehouses for storing rum barrels. Visitors mainly walk around the outside of the old building/distillery viewing pieces of the old equipment used in grinding the sugar cane. It no longer is a functioning distillery - at this location anyway. I liked one display area that had a small section of a sugar cane train that once carried the cane from the field to the distillery. A bed of sugar cane plants was good for close up viewing of the cane, but there was no cane tasting. There are bilingual info signs with brief information about what one is looking at. We didn't have audio sets for the audio information at these stops. We took 30 minutes for this walk, but I would have liked more time to walk through the extended parklike grounds to view the plants and various pieces of sculpture placed throughout. From these outer buildings, the pathway leads to the plantation house. Visitors view a sitting room and a dining room set with good china and glasses on a beautifully polished long dining table. The tropical flower arrangements were lovely to see in the house. The hallway had family photos of the original owner and of Bush's and Mitterrand's meeting at the house. The house visit takes about 5 minutes The visit ends in the very clean and modern rum tasting room and gift shop where bottles of the rum that we tasted could be purchased (12E to 22E). We had 2 strong rum tastings (finger size) in stemware and 1 tasting of a rum and fruit mixture. The rum tasting takes about 10 minutes. I thought the entrance fee (10E) was reasonable. Washrooms are plentiful and clean. There is no food available for purchase, but one can enjoy one's own picnic at picnic tables in the "park". Paths are paved and often have colorful showy tropical foliage plants alongside. Parking is plentiful. The drive from Fort de France across the island to this attraction is 30 minutes and the paved roads are well maintained. We visited this attraction on a cruise ship excursion so our time was limited to just over an hour visit. If you want to see harvested sugar cane being shredded, crushed and boiled, this is not the place.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 February 2024
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Clement House is an impressive place. Surrounded by acres of sugar and banana plants, Clement House welcomes visitors to first walk along paths through beautiful parklike grounds before coming to the old rum distillery and warehouses for storing rum barrels. Visitors mainly walk around the outside of the old building/distillery viewing pieces of the old equipment used in grinding the sugar cane. It no longer is a functioning distillery - at this location anyway. I liked one display area that had a small section of a sugar cane train that once carried the cane from the field to the distillery. A bed of sugar cane plants was good for close up viewing of the cane, but there was no cane tasting. There are bilingual info signs with brief information about what one is looking at. We didn't have audio sets for the audio information at these stops. We took 30 minutes for this walk, but I would have liked more time to walk through the extended parklike grounds to view the plants and various pieces of sculpture placed throughout.

From these outer buildings, the pathway leads to the plantation house. Visitors view a sitting room and a dining room set with good china and glasses on a beautifully polished long dining table. The tropical flower arrangements were lovely to see in the house. The hallway had family photos of the original owner and of Bush's and Mitterrand's meeting at the house. The house visit takes about 5 minutes

The visit ends in the very clean and modern rum tasting room and gift shop where bottles of the rum that we tasted could be purchased (12E to 22E). We had 2 strong rum tastings (finger size) in stemware and 1 tasting of a rum and fruit mixture. The rum tasting takes about 10 minutes.

I thought the entrance fee (10E) was reasonable. Washrooms are plentiful and clean. There is no food available for purchase, but one can enjoy one's own picnic at picnic tables in the "park". Paths are paved and often have colorful showy tropical foliage plants alongside. Parking is plentiful. The drive from Fort de France across the island to this attraction is 30 minutes and the paved roads are well maintained.

We visited this attraction on a cruise ship excursion so our time was limited to just over an hour visit. If you want to see harvested sugar cane being shredded, crushed and boiled, this is not the place.
Written 21 February 2024
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ToujoursLaRoute
Paris, France1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This place is just amazing. It is a botanical garden, a museum, a historical landmark, a playground for kids, a very rich rhum shop...you will surely find something to do and something to love about it. Do not rush, dedicate at least half day to visit everything, it really worth the experience. And buy a bottle of old rhum...you might find the same at the airport at least 20% more expensive...
Written 20 February 2024
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Susie G
Community of Madrid, Spain87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lovely gardens with many different palms. Parking easy and we enjoyed the visit to the rum factory, house and rum tasting. Go early as we enjoyed a pretty peaceful visit. Lots to purchase in the shop. The rum with cream is delicious!
Written 19 February 2024
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Rose C
175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very interesting place the rum distillery with video show. Beautiful gardens with sculptures and Dale Chihuliy glass on a pond. The house is up a steep slope but worth it. Art exhibition...stolen art ! We have loads in the British Museum too of this area. BUT there is no cafe, So BRING A PICNIC. We were told the surrounding area was full of cafes...we never found d them. Plenty of rum to taste and buy with chocolates, jams and biscuits. We'll signposted from N6
Written 5 February 2024
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Travelsloth
110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience and I would recommend this as a must visit if you find yourself in Martinique.
The museum experience is varied and flows nicely from area to area and the grounds were absolutely stunning with their extensive array of trees and sculptures.
The rum tasting is relaxed and extensive and you are welcome to try as many as you wish.

Don’t park when you first arrive as we did down by the industrial area. Continue up the hill along the palm lined entrance road to find the actual car park!
Written 15 April 2023
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
While the house was nice their rhum (rum) is great. They do not distill the rum there but do have a site where you can taste their product.
Written 22 January 2023
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hbeaulieu
Sainte-Julie, Canada113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Very nice visit to do on the island. Amazing garden sculptures. Very I retesting to see the old distillery and the main house where presidents met! And the visit finishes with rum tasting and of course you buying bottles to bring home!
Written 14 January 2023
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Patrick V
Manosque, France206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This landmark is mandatory when visiting Martinique. And at the end of the tour a surprise, tasting room with great old hums. Beautiful garden.
Written 1 October 2022
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Igor Tiefengraber
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A very well-kept estate and premises for the production of rum, which is enriched by a large collection of artistic creations in a natural environment. The weak point of the entire offer is the rum tasting. In European countries, we are used to tastings for visitors being conducted in a professional manner, where each sample of the drink is properly presented, but here everything works like an offer of rum at the bar, in a take-what-you-want manner, without any order or presentation of the distillery's offer. Everyone can see the offer on the shelves, which is certainly not enough for every visitor who is here for the first time and would like to learn about the different types of rum. Still a nice experience, worth a visit.
Written 18 August 2022
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GRZ
Chicago, IL11,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This place has been on my radar for a really long time and it was a dream come true to finally be able to visit it in person. I love rum, ron, rhum but it's the Clement Rhum that I enjoyed the most here in the US and always wanted get a chance to see where it's made.

So in our 10 visits Clement was the only one where we actually needed to pay for the entrance - it's about $30 USD for 2 people, didn't hurt and we thought it was a very fair price, though wanted to emphasize as any other place it was free.

As most distilleries in Martinique (there are some that offer paid tours but in French only) this is a self-guided tour - you walk around the big grounds and follow the maps and the posters - very enjoyable, very relaxing and even my wife who doesn't care for rum/rhum/ron and whom visited by this point about 15 of those with me around Caribbeans was very happy she didn't have to be "forced" to listed to how rhum is made :)

This is place is a rhum lovers Mecca - it is a tribute to rhum and it's culture, the old distillery, the aging cellars/magazines, the walk around - just to give you an idea how much is there to enjoy... is that by the time we finished the self tour and arrived to sample rhums I did not care for it :) yes I still tried a few, but the rhum I so dearly enjoyed back home in US, simply did not matter as my heart was full with joy and satisfaction from touring the grounds! Of course I still sampled a few of them and took home with me some other ones to sip while on the island but what I am trying to say is that even if you don't drink rhum/rum/ron and don't care for this "poison" this place will have plenty to offer for you!

TIP: make sure to wear comfortable shoes and take some water with you - you will spend a lot of time here, probably the most out of all 10 distilleries we visited - it's not that the grounds are tough to walk, it's just a lot of walking as things are spread apart and then there is also a big nice park that we didn't have anything left in the tank to see and I think it's something worth experiencing as well

TIP: also, there is no restaurant on the spot or walking distance so considering you will spend a lot of time here either plan to bring some food and leave it in the car so you can grab a bite after or alternatively once you finish you will end up going to the nearby Le Francois, about 5 to 10 minutes driving north, and have a bite there
Written 26 November 2021
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