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 a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information about 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. Slightly rocky with dark sands, this beach has a dock for boaters, and is backed by a basketball court.

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 some of your choices. Navigate to this extended discussion if you want to discover additional information.

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.

Many travelers also choose to visit Musee Departemental de la Martinique. It is found in 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 a wider range of other places to visit. You can read this article which is all about other interesting places to visit in this area if you want to find some more information.

Natural Attractions

One of the more popular outdoor attractions is Balata Botanical Gardens. 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.

Mangofil is another place you might like. 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.

Luckily, you can find plenty of other nature attractions. For more information on natural attractions in and around the area, navigate to this page.


Martinique Casinos

Feeling lucky? Vacationers interested in testing their luck in some gaming action will discover a handful of alternatives in and near the area.

The gaming venues in and near Fort de France can be seen in the following chart.

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

Additionally, travelers will find several other attractions. The table directly below lists some key facts regarding the other miscellaneous attractions close to Fort de France.

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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