Saint-Pierre was not yet City of Art and History in 1987, when MEWILO was published. It became it in 1990. Could it be thanks to us ?

Still, when designing the game, it seemed important to respect the historical setting by reproducing the main buildings as they were before the eruption of Mount Pelee. Their ruins are, for the most part, in the inventory of Historic Monuments.

We basically relied on the few black and white postcards that survived the disaster,

These photos show solid stone town houses, cobblestone streets, street lighting and many ornate fountains.

Some scenery of the game:

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Saint-Pierre’s Bay

It is by this very famous sight that we discover the bay of Saint-Pierre where 150 French colonists landed in 1635 with the buccaneer Belain d'Esnambuc (1585-1637), native of Normandy.
Considered the first Frenchman to take possession of the island of Martinique in the name of the company of the islands of America, he created the city of Fort Saint-Pierre.


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The Roxelane River

The river, Roxelane flows from the flanks of Mount Pelee to the Caribbean Sea for a length of 7.85 km.
It bears the name of the flagship, "Roxelane", the buccaneer Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc who landed in 1635 at its mouth and created the city of Fort Saint-Pierre.
It was nicknamed "the laundress's river" because of the activity of the washerwomen who were displaying their clothes to dry on the rocks.
Close to the mouth is the oldest bridge in Martinique, the Roche Bridge, a unique 10-meter-long stone arch bridge built in 1766 that withstood the eruption of 1902.