French Side

Places to visit on the French Side

Grand Case


Grand Case is the most famous place on the island for its gastronomic aspects.

This fishing village conceals many different jewels of gastronomy.

Indeed, on the Boulevard de Grand Case, you will find a large number of restaurants. At the lolos you can enjoy a barbecue of chicken, fish, pork or lobster. Local musical atmosphere assured.

If you want a more gourmet dinner, you will have the choice. Many restaurants offer French or international dishes flavored with Caribbean flavors.

It’s impossible not to find the pleasure of satisfying your taste.



Marigot, the biggest city in the French part of Saint-Martin, is the place where the French spirit is most present. This is also where most administrations are.

The city has kept the traces of the past with its colonial houses but has evolved with the tourist explosion that the island has known for decades.

Marigot owes its name to the swamps that once found its geographical location. It is thanks to the production of sugar cane that Marigot became the capital of the French part.

Later, Marigot’s economy turned to tax-free trade with luxury goods and fashion.

Orient Bay


Orient Bay developed with the law of tax exemption DOM-TOM of 1986, called Loi Pons.
Nicknamed the St Trop ‘of the Caribbean, this beach has become, over the years, the most popular place in the French for its parties and theme nights.

The practice of many water sports, such as kite, surf, jetski, windsurfing, parasailing is done on Orient Bay.

Orient Bay is not only a beach is also a village where you will find other restaurants with a variety of choices such as Thai, Italian, Spanish and of course French, mini markets and many local shops.

Ideal for a beautiful and magical holiday day.

Pinel Island


The Pinel Island faces Orient Bay. It is a small island which is accessed at the pier of Cul de sac by shuttles PINEL FERRY.

These shuttles leave every 20 minutes. It is a day offered to idleness, pleasure and tasting. On the program sunbathing, walks or diving.

Two restaurants, the Yellow Beach and the Karibuni, offer lunches with lobster and seafood.

To consume without moderation all day long.

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