Attractions in Fort de France

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Set at the mouth of the Madame River, Fort-de-France is the largest city in the French West Indies, and certainly the busiest.  As a port town, it sees a great many people pass through without second glance, but there are numerous attractions that serve to educate and entertain those who are interested including four different military forts, cultural centers, botanical gardens, and beaches.


Pointe du Bout

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for those who are so inclined. You can click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that beach.

Plage de Madiana: The beach is natural without being rustic. Small palm trees line the back of the sand, which is a deep brown and set with a few fishing huts and boats.

Another location that beach-goers can consider is Plage de Case Navire. A charming beach in the downtown area, Plage de Case Navire is quiet and serene, perfect for tourists in need of a beach day of seclusion.

Plage de l'Anse Madame: The waters are perfect for all of your favorite watersporta at this beach, from swimming to sea kayaking. On the beach there is a children's playground, and nearby a golf club, so you'll be able to extend your fun beyond the shore.

These are just a sample of the options that are available. Visit this page if you want some more details.

Landmark Attractions

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Schoelcher Library. It is located in downtown Forte de France. Visiting a library may not be ideal for every vacationer, but the unique history and architecture make this a must see site.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Musee Departemental de la Martinique. It is found within Fort de France. A trip to the Departmental Museum of Archeology and Prehistory allows visitors to learn about the island of Martinique before colonization. The private collection amassed via archeological excavations paints the most accurate picture available about the geological evolution of Martinique.

That's not all -- you can find quite a few other choices. To read our guide to landmarks in this area, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions


Balata Botanical Gardens is one of the local attractions you might consider visiting. <p>Set on three hectares of private land with a view of the Pitons du Carbet is Balata Botanical Gardens, a botanical garden set up by the famed horticulturist Jean-Philippe Thoze.</p>

Mangofil is another option you might enjoy. <p>A great place for families and groups of children to hang out for a day, this fun spot has mini golf, obstacle courses, quad bike rentals, and tons of other sports and games that people of all ages will love.</p>

Luckily, you can find some other nature attractions. To learn about more natural attractions in and around Fort de France, click this link.


Martinique Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Vacationers hoping to try their luck have a handful of places to go in and near the area.

The table below lists more details regarding the gaming opportunities in and near Fort de France.

Gambling In and Around Fort de France
Name Phone Location
Casino Bateliere Plaza (059) 661-9906 1.5 mi. West of Downtown Forte de France
Casino Trois-Ilets (059) 666-0030 Trois Ilets, 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France

Other Attractions

Furthermore, travelers will find three other attractions. These miscellaneous attractions close to Fort de France are listed below.

Other Attractions Near Fort de France
Name Type Location
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service Trois Ilets, 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France
David Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 4.5 mi. South of Central Fort de France
Planete Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 4.6 mi. South of Central Fort de France

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