Raquette cactus or prickly pear

     Saint-Anne's region in the South of Martinique is arid, and if you go for a walk on the seafront, you will cross this raquette-cactus, also named prickly pears, whose thorns are so dissuasive that the Antilleans uses these cactuses to make fences. Christopher Columbus introduced the species in Europe.

Grand Rivière  Macouba

  Le Prêcheur               Marigot

                           Ste Marie    Tartane

 St Pierre   FondsStDenis               Caravelle

   Le Carbet         Gros Morne

Balata                     St Joseph                                            Le Robert


                         Le Lamentin  Le François

          Fort de France

                        Les Trois Ilets

                                                Le Vauclin


                         Ste Luce  Le Marin

                        Le Diamant

                                          Ste Anne