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
Classic Caribbean Islands • S2324
- Cuisine, culture, natural beauty and breahtaking beaches - experience the best of the Caribbean
- Sample Caribbean rum in Barbados, and learn about cocoa and sugar cane farming in Grenada and St Kitts
- Relax on the sands of Antigua, witness the volcanic wonders of St Lucia and Dominica, and much more
Transatlantic voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean • M233031
- Swap the winter gloom for Caribbean sunshine, scenery and Christmas celebrations
- Relax on beautiful beaches, discover volcanic lands, look out for whales and more
- Enjoy Christmas on board Braemar and, after exploring Havana, welcome 2024 in the Cuban capital
Christmas in the Caribbean • M2331
- Celebrate the festive season in style amongst beautiful Caribbean islands
- Sample authentic Caribbean flavours, relax on golden beaches, explore gorgeous landscapes and more
- Experience a magical Christmas on Braemar and see in 2024 in Havana
Iconic Caribbean Islands • M2404
- Discover iconic Caribbean islands and their beauty and rich culture
- Get a feel for the history of Reggae and sample carnival atmospheres
- Highlights include two days in Havana and a visit to Jamaica