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Fort of France

Fort-de-France is a French commune located in Martinique. It is the capital of Martinique. It has 82,502 inhabitants. The city is an economic and port crossroads with important activities that strengthen its economic health. In terms of tourism, the city is very rich and provides access to several tourist sites of comfort. Moreover, Fort-de-France is also known for its bay which is open to the Caribbean Sea.


The name of the city was Fort Royal and baptized Fort-de-France in 1807. The history of the city is marked by the creation of its colony and its rivalry with Saint-Pierre and also by natural disasters which have several ravages. Among these catastrophes we can cite the eruption of Mount Pelée in 1902. The latter devastated Saint-Pierre and consecrated Fort-de-France as the capital city of Martinique.


Among the most active sectors of the city, there is the tourism sector with places that attract more and more visitors every year. The tourism sector is reinforced by the business with buildings fitted out for office rental. As a result, Fort-de-France is a suitable place for business, but also for relaxation. There are also the hotels which are very numerous and give real options of comfort.

Balata's garden

Among the important tourist places, there is the Botanical Garden of Balata which is located in the north of the city. It has a pleasant environment with several species of plants.

The Savane Park

It is also one of the best places for a good walk and lots of exploring.

Apart from these places, there is also the Cathedral of Saint Louis, Fort Saint Louis, the Schoelcher Library, the covered market of Fort-de-France, among others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fort-de-France in Martinique is in the same time zone as Quebec. For example, if it is 3:00 p.m. in Quebec, it is also 3:00 p.m. in Fort-de-France.
The cuisine of Martinique is a reflection of the generous and playful character of its inhabitants. This is why there are more than 143 restaurants to choose from on the island; to name a few, Babaorum, Grenade et Basilic, Bon Mangé Créyol, Moulin à Cannes, Barracuda, Bale, Lamentin, Plantation, and others.
Fort-de-France is located on the west coast of the island of Martinique, on the Caribbean Sea side, in the Baie des Flamands.
The only international airport in Martinique is Fort-de-France / Aimé Césaire airport (code: FDF)
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