Habitation Clément, the manor house

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Habitation Clément, the manor house

This is one of the finest properties on Martinique, surrounded by a beautiful garden where you will learn about the secrets of the rum trade.

Out of an old house in disrepair, its owners who bought it in 1986 have made a superb colonial mansion visited annually by more than 200,000 people. Moreover, this is the only Creole house open to the public. More than a mere building, a “house” in Martinique pertains to the whole domain, from sugarcane fields to exploitation structures and the main house. In the latter, you will find the historical headquarter of Clément rums.

Its claim to fame: hosting the Franco-American summit in 1991 when François Mitterrand and US President George Bush had the opportunity to meet after the Gulf War.

Listed as a historical monument in 1996 and completely restored in 2002, Habitation Clément allows you to understand the making of rum from cane cultivation to its aging over several years in wooden barrels, expertise that has carried on for decades and that each producer keeps jealously secret.

Habitation Clément
Domaine de l'Acajou
92240 Le François

+596 (0)5 96 54 75 51

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