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.

Beaches

Pointe du Bout

There are a large number of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. Just click on the beach names for more detail concerning that particular location.

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.

A second option to 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.

Fort de France and the surrounding areas are home to quite a few other beaches to choose from. To get more information on beaches available, click this link.

Landmark Attractions

One popular destination is Schoelcher Library. It is located within downtown Forte de France. What makes this library so special is that it was built in 1889 and France, then shipped to the island piece by piece.

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.

But that's not all -- you'll be able to find some other places to visit. Click here to see our page regarding other sites worth visiting in this area.

Natural Attractions

Mangofil

One of the more popular natural 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 attraction you might want to consider. 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.

These examples are just a few of the places worth checking out Those wanting to find more details concerning natural attractions in and near Fort de France, can do so by visiting this page.

Casinos

Martinique Casinos

Ready for some action? Guests looking to test their luck on the slots will discover a handful of places to go in and near the area.

Casino Bateliere-Plaza is located within Fort de France. Offering both table games and slot machines, there's a little something for everyone to dabble in. Video machine games include Sphynx 3D, Crystal, and Zuma.

If you enjoy playing the slots, consider heading to Casino Trois-Ilets. This stylishly decorated casino offers a fun environment for adult gaming.

The following chart shows some details concerning the casinos in and near Fort de France.

Gambling In and Around Fort de France
Name Phone Location
Casino Bateliere-Plaza (059) 661-7323 1.5 mi. West of Downtown Forte de France
Casino Trois-Ilets (059) 666-0030 Trois Ilets, 3.8 mi. South of Central Fort de France

Other Attractions

Additionally, guests can enjoy several other attractions. The following chart summarizes more details 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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