Theatre of Saint-Pierre

Theatre of Saint-Pierre, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre

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tmoore48
Westlake, OH481 contributions
Interesting history
Jan. 2020 • Couples
We visited as part of a cruise tour. The area is well-labeled with signs, and the history is clear. To get there, you need to climb some cobblestone steps, which can be quite slick when wet.
Written 18 January 2020
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TexasCatBird
Gatesville, TX2,528 contributions
Not world class ruin but worth a visit
Nov. 2019
Our Martinique island tour stopped briefly here to pay our respects to the 30,000 people that were buried by Mount Pelee's catastrophic pyroclastic outflows and to see what was left of this once beautiful theatre. The ruins are not world class but like Pompei in Itay is worth the visit just to see for themselves what volcanic destruction can perpetrate on this planet.
Written 26 November 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,168 contributions
This used to be a beautiful theatre
Mar. 2019
The theatre was huge and a lot of people came here. They were playing and everyone in the audience were listening carefully.

All of a sudden the volcano destroyed the theatre and the people inside.

Let me remember. The stairs were still intact. The inside was mostly destroyed. So sad!

Now they have ruins.

Worthwhile to see!
Written 17 September 2019
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Jay C
123 contributions
Beautiful Warning
Feb. 2019 • Solo
I visited on a tour of Fort-de-France, Saint-Pierre and other locales. It was heartbreaking to hear the story of the volcanic eruption.If only the officials had listened to the warnings. The image of the theatre before the devastation was magnificent. I can't believe every man-made thing wasn't completely destroyed. Apparently, one person survived the eruption, and he was in the jail next door. What is left of the theater is beautiful to witness.
Written 19 May 2019
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Sami
9 contributions
Worth a look!
Apr. 2019 • Friends
A well preserved and maintained ruin ... A welcome break from a city which is a little triste & little unkempt ...
Written 7 April 2019
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phom
Munich, Germany181 contributions
just some neglected ruins
Feb. 2019 • Couples
the village and this landmark are rather neglected, no endeavor is to be seen to maintain historical buildings (same problem in FdF!).
And when there was a restoration cennturies ago it was done dilettante like in the église nearby
Written 7 March 2019
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Charles F
Newtown, UK712 contributions
Interesting
Nov. 2018 • Couples
An interesting sight preserving the devastation wrought by the eruption for those that are attracted by such historic sights, easily found.
Written 6 December 2018
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katatatat
Chicago49 contributions
Interesting ruins in the middle of the former capital of Martinique, with a survivor's story
Nov. 2018 • Couples
This was a really interesting ruin in the city!

I didn't go to the museum first, honestly. I just wandered by since I was in Saint-Pierre and I had just finished lunch. I'd heard that it was a must-see. and it was certainly impressive. The ruins are larger than I expected (though, to be fair, it was a theater and the jail next door).

The placards include brief translated English descriptions, but the French descriptions give a lot more information, and it's interesting. It was cool to see the theater, and to recognize elements still present in contemporary theaters.

Plus, reading the firsthand account of the eruption by the survivor from the jail was chilling. The space in which prisoners were confined (this was a short-term holding jail) was informative to see. If you're in Saint-Pierre, I'd recommend stopping by and reading about it.

Plus, it's free.
Written 5 December 2018
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Monica - Niki E
Kirkland, WA37 contributions
Astonishing sights
Apr. 2018 • Friends
Visiting the poat-eruption remains this historic theatre was quite remarkable. The self-toursd site includes large before-and-after photos and helpful diagrams that are captioned in both French and English.

We have brought guests here on a number of occasions. It is easy to access, and we are never bored on a future visit. The site is an easy walk from town. However, it would be challenging for those with mobility issues.
Written 21 June 2018
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sazoram
Rochester, NY562 contributions
interesting
Apr. 2018 • Family
Stopped here on an island tour while driving through St. Pierre, the formal capital of Martinique, before the massive volcanic eruption in 1902 which killed 28,000 people in less than two minutes.From the ruins you can see the adjacent jail, where one lucky guy survived the volcano eruption- a prisoner who was locked away in an underground cell. He actually was somehow picked up by Barnum and Bailey and toured with the carnies--advertised as the only "thing" to have survived the volcano! According to our guide, there was also one other survivor who had been living in a cave.....
Written 5 May 2018
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