Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 628

Colombier Although the little village of Colombier in the center of St. Martin may not be a huge tourist attraction, its lush vegetation and the location of Pic Paradis, the island’s highest point makes it a worthwhile place to explore. Located close to Colombier is Loterie Farm, a former plantation turned nature reserve and sanctuary where eco-tourism adventure awaits. www.stmartinisland.org places of interest Orient Bay Clothing is optional in Orient Bay as it is next to the Club Orient nudist resort but most visitors wear regular beach clothing. The beach is a constant hub of activity with windsurfing, parasailing or just eating and drinking while listening to live music. This is not however an ideal beach for swimming as the undertow is known to be Roland Richardson Gallery Museum The Museum is located a short distance from Fort Louis and the harbor. You enter the museum through the front louvre doors which dates back to 1846. Once inside, you are surrounded by charming French Creole architecture and exquisite artwork by famous local artists including Sir Roland Richardson himself. There is also a secret courtyard garden that dates back Photo CreditTripAdvisor Photo Credit: Mike roberts