Saint-Pierre (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ pjɛʁ]; Martinican Creole: Senpiè; leeterally "Saunt Pierre") is a French toun an commune o Caribbean owerseas region an depairtment o Martinique, foundit in 1635 by Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc. Before the total destruction o Saint-Pierre bi a volcanic eruption in 1902, it wis the most important ceety of Martinique culturally and economically, being known as "the Paris of the Caribbean". While Fort-de-France wis the offeecial admeenistrative caipital, Saint-Pierre wis the cultural caipital of Martinique. After the disaster, Fort-de-France grew in economic importance.
Saint-Pierre wis foundit in 1635 bi Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc, a French treder an adventurer, as the first permanent French colony on the island o Martinique.