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The starting point of the colonization of Martinique
On Le Carbet beach stands a slab dedicated to the memory of the Caribbeans expelled from their land. It is indeed mainly from Le Carbet, on the Caribbean coast of Martinique, that the colonization of the island began. In September 1635, landed there a group of 150 French settlers from Saint-Christophe, the first French colony founded in the West Indies in 1625. They were led by their compatriot, the sailor, buccaneer, and adventurer Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc (1585-1636), commissioned by Cardinal de Richelieu, who considered him one of the king's most faithful servants. The founder of Fort Saint-Pierre in the name of the Crown of France and the Compagnie des Îles d'Amérique, Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc went down in history as the first Governor General of the French West Indies. Governor Jacques du Parquet (1606-1658), his successor, was his nephew.
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