This Is What a Fun Day in Fort de France Martinique Is Like

This Is What a Fun Day in Fort de France Martinique Is Like, Fort de France, Martinique (B)

We have never visited any of the French Caribbean islands before so passing through Martinique was a treat for us. We touched down in Martinique on December 22nd; it was our last stop before heading back to Guadeloupe. 

After an exciting ten days trotting around several islands (Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Santa Domingo, St Maarten and Catalina Island), I told Nikks we should explore Fort de France on foot instead of paying for a tour. She was not having any of it, but with much pleading and an enormous amount of hesitation from her she eventually agreed.

After coming off the ship in Quai des Tourelles, one of two cruise ports in Fort de France, the other being the bigger Point Simon Cruise Terminal, we headed straight downtown/Center Ville. The first thing to get my attention was a vividly colored horse drawn buggy offering willing visitors a ride into the city. Once commonly seen around the Caribbean it is now a rarity and No! It's not free.

Below: Horse drawn buggy. Left top: Nikks happy in front of the cruise ship port. Left Bottom. Oh no I didn't. Simon being silly. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: This Is What a Fun Day in Fort de France Martinique Is Like
Guide Location: Martinique » Fort de France
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Simon Garcia
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Schoelcher Library
  • Museum of Pre-Columbian Archeology
  • Le Malecon
  • St Louis Cathedral
  • Rue Victor Schoelcher
  • Rue Blénac
  • Rue de la Liberté
  • St Louis Fort
  • Boulevard Alfassa
  • Marine Nationale Base Navale