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Les Salines - Savanna of the Pétrifications - Martinique
The Grande Anse des Salines (saltworks), with its coconuts and raisiniers is the beach of the Caribbean certainly most known throughout the world.

The Savanna of the Pétrifications (Savane des Pétrifications), vestige of an old volcano, is a geological site with an arid and surprising nature.Years ago, one found in this savanna blocks of wood (silicified), agathes, jaspers, chalcedonies. This savanna is located in a volcanic and argillaceous plate of ten hectares of an average altitude of 10 meters above the sea at the Pointe d'Enfer. From the Savane des Petrifications, one can reach the Anse Trabaud, one of the most beautiful beach of the island. The Savane des Pétrifications is a site classified by the Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique.

 
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  Grande Anse des Salines   Savanna - Savane des Pétrifications   Atlantic coast and Anse Trabaud   Grande Anse des Salines
Grande Anse des Salines   Savanna - Savane des Pétrifications   Savanna - Savane des Pétrifications   Anse Trabaud
Grande Anse des Salines Grande Anse des Salines Savanna of Pétrifications - Atlantic coast Grande Anse des Salines

 LES SALINES - SAVANNA - MARTINIQUE


 Hiking to the Salines and the Savanna of the Petrifications


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Trace des Caps : Anse Caritan - Salines - Baie des Anglais   Trace des Caps : Anse Caritan - Salines - Baie des Anglais
9,5 km - 3.5 hours
Level 1 (easy) - Hiking along the coast - Path ONF 29.
Access : Anse Caritan near Sainte-Anne.
               
 



 
Etang des Salines

Behind the Grande Anse des Salines, the Etang (pond) des Salines, communicates with the sea by a narrow channell located at the edge of the Savanna of the Petrifications. With the littoral forests, the saltworks and the mangroves, this pond composes a single natural site still preserved in Martinique.

The Savanna of the Petrifications is a site classified by the Regional Natural reserve of Martinique (Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique).


 

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