Mai de Saint-Pierre

Celebrating the heritage of Saint-Pierre, Martinique

On May 8, 1902, the Mount Pelée volcano erupted, destroying the city of Saint-Pierre in northern Martinique. This month, the city is commemorating the eruption and celebrating its Caribbean, African, and Indian heritage with the 44th annual Mai de Saint-Pierre. A highlight of this event series is the reopening of the renovated Franck A. Perret museum, renamed Mémorial de la catastrophe de 1902 – Musée Franck A. Perret. Events continue through May 31; to see the program, visit.