Drive to the South of the island Through the Covers Road Anse – D’Arlet fishing village, Diamond-Rock with Cap 110 Memorial and visit the home of a monarch and a distillery whose distinguished blends are also steeped in royal intrigue.Martinique’s origins are tied to late aristocrats whose trade routes allowed their home country of France to thrive during the 17th to 19th century. Visit the home of a former queen, a rum distillery linked to King Louis XIV, and Cap 110, an incredible memorial installation that pays tribute to the island’s former slaves. These historical sites will give you a taste of Martinique’s past as well as some insight into the local culture and how societies have evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. The Pagerie Museum a former 17th-century estate will take you through the history (and controversy) behind rum, sugar trade, and slavery. Visit the childhood home of Joséphine de Beauharnais, Empress of France, Queen of Italy (1804 to 1809), and first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Drive along La route des Anses (Covers Road) to see Cap 110 Memorial a sculpture installation erected in memory of slavery. Trois Rivières Distillery is named after the three rivers that border the sugarcane fields essential for the rum’s distinctive qualities the distillery, which dates back to 1660, has perfected its powerful blends using a particular Agricole rum mix and pure sugarcane juice.