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Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
The island’s capital, Fort-de-France, is graced with buildings that reflect almost four centuries of French influence, including a turn-of-the-last-century cathedral and a library shipped from France and assembled on its current site. There were,...
Anse Ceron, Martinique
Saint Louis Catholic Cathedral, Rue Victor Schoelcher, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Fort-de-France is among the oldest European settlements in the Caribbean, with a fort first built here in 1638. It was destroyed, and the earliest portions of the Fort Saint-Louis that now stands on the same site date from 1669. The fort entices...
22 Rue Garnier Pagès, Fort-de-France 97200
Given the French embrace of jazz, no French capital—even one in the Caribbean—would be complete with a great jazz club. And Fort-de-France has a singularly charming one. Jean-Pierre Villeronce is the owner of Vieux Foyal, just a block from the...
domaine de l'acajou, Le François 97240, Martinique
Martinique’s rums, or rhums, are legendary among connoisseurs. The extra h makes all the difference to those who appreciate the spirit—it indicates that rather than being made from molasses, the primary raw ingredient is fresh sugar cane juice. ...
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