Shopping in Fort de France

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Shopping in Fort de France is very diverse, ranging from the island's largest mall and a main street shopping strip of Parisian boutiques to a spice market where you'll find local produce, spices, and handicrafts.  The best buys are the French imports which are priced to be about 30 to 40 percent lower than what you'd encounter in the United States. 

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more interesting specialty retailers is Galerie Sophen. They're located in Trois Ilets, in southern Fort de France. The shop is open from 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. To reach them, call (059) 666-1364.

Another option is Centre des Metiers d'Art, which is located 5.3 mi. (8.5 km) to the north-northwest of Galerie Sophen. The shelves of this shop are lined with local handicrafts that are perfect for visitors to bring home. These include, but are not limited to, jewelry, pottery, shell crafts, woven baskets, painted fabrics, sculpture, and quilts.

The chart just below enables you to get more details on the 3 specialty shops located in or near Fort de France.

Specialty Shops Around Fort de France
Name Phone Location
Centre des Metiers d'Art -- Downtown Forte de France
Galerie Couleurs Locales (059) 668-6554 Anses-d'Arlets, 7.0 mi. South of Central Fort de France
Galerie Sophen (059) 666-1364 Trois Ilets, 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France

Clothing and Apparel

Looking for clothing? You might want to visit Coleaur Ebene -- it's located within downtown Forte de France. Featuring African styles and sensibilities, this shop is all about a natural look, and even the shop is designed to appear like a village on the African continent. They are located at 13 Rue Garnier Pages.

A second shop to consider is Picadely -- which is found a short distance from Coleaur Ebene. This spot specializes in clothing for me, both for special occasions, and every day wear that is on the nicer side. Find them at 91 Rue Blenac.

Some of the apparel shops in Fort de France are summarized below.

Clothing and Apparel In Fort de France
Name Type Phone Location
Coleaur Ebene Boutique (059) 660-2129 Downtown Forte de France
Picadely Men's Clothing Store (059) 70-1691 Downtown Forte de France

Food and Grocery

Check the following table for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Fort de France
Name Type Location
Marche aux Legumes Fruit and Vegetable Market Downtown Forte de France
Marche aux Poissons Fish and Seafood Market Downtown Forte de France

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