Fort-de-France is Martinique's lively, unmistakably French capital. The largest city on this stunning Caribbean island is surrounded by steep green hills onto which cling a bewildering array of houses.
Tropical Fort-de-France is renowned for its colonial architecture, and many key buildings are made of iron. These include the extraordinary 19th century Cathédrale St-Louis, which was rebuilt in 1978, and the Schoelcher Library, which was built for the 1889 Paris World Fair and shipped to the island piece by piece.
The stylish, rectangular park of La Savane is home to a statue of Napoleon’s wife, Joséphine, a native of Martinique.
Martinique is famous for many things, including being the birthplace of Napoleon’s first wife, Josephine.
Cruises to Fort-de-France
Departs: Liverpool • Fri 06 Nov 2020
32 nights • Black Watch • W2031
- Hopping between breathtaking destinations, you’ll experience the best of the Caribbean, uncovering classic island favourites alongside some lesser-known, idyllic gems on this incredible journey.
- Enjoy laidback vibes and authentic rum in Barbados; see St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons; explore unspoilt, sparsely populated Mayreau; and gain an insight into the life of cocoa farmers in Grenada.
- Revel in the postcard-perfect scenes of Bequia; indulge with ‘proper’ Caribbean flavours of rum and creole cuisine in Martinique and Guadeloupe; ride the famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and take you pick of Antigua’s legendary beaches.
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