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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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Excellent Exhibits. Better Than Expected.

The museum is in one building, with free bananas, and all the exhibits are in French and English... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Film G
,
Aurora
via mobile
Very beautiful banana garden!

The walk in the "banana garden" behind the museum was lovely! Different banana plants, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
ralralu
,
Iasi, Romania
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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is in one building, with free bananas, and all the exhibits are in French and English. You will leave knowing more than you imagined about this food. There is also a walk through a small, diverse banana plantation. The restaurant is pretty good....More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The walk in the "banana garden" behind the museum was lovely! Different banana plants, beautiful flowers, walking under the tall banana plants makes you realise how giant they are. The museum is small and offers plenty of info and pictures. The road from Sainte Marie...More

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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

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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

1  Thank Natalie A
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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....

1  Thank Zuluquebec
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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

1  Thank Jennifer K
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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

4  Thank roxymigs
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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

2  Thank John G
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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

2  Thank Iphonhacker I
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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

2  Thank Patricia B
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