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Banana Museum (Le Musee de la Banane)

Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
+596 596 76 27 09
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Go Bananas!

It is only 7 Euro to take the tour, so I'd say that it is worth it. The gentleman at the front desk... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Albany, New York
All about the bananas!

We spent about an hour or so at the museum reading the history and interesting facts about bananas... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Natalie A
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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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Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
+596 596 76 27 09
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

It is only 7 Euro to take the tour, so I'd say that it is worth it. The gentleman at the front desk was very friendly and informative. You learn a lot about bananas (I had no idea there were so many types)! The signage...More

Thank caitlinnnmaryy
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We spent about an hour or so at the museum reading the history and interesting facts about bananas. Still can't understand why bananas are so cheap! Then we went on a walking tour trough the gardens with different kinds of bananas. Unfortunately we haven't seen...More

Thank Natalie A
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Interesting self guided tour of the history of banana cultivation in Martinique and the rest of the world. The grounds are beautiful. Here you will see 50+ varieties of banana plants. Keep your eyes open for local humming birds and other visitors....

Thank Zuluquebec
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

So I didn't know anything about the history of one of my favorite foods. I felt ignorant about eating something so often and not knowing anything about what it takes to get it in a supermarket. Incredible garden, shop and museum. Yes, free samples! Restaurant...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank roxymigs
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Iphonhacker I
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank tzazikimchee
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,...More

Thank ShieldAC
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