Shopping in Fort de France

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 popular speciality shops is Galerie Sophen. This shopping venue is found within Trois Ilets, in southern Fort de France. An art shop which sells watercolors made by Sophie and Henry, Sophen is ideally located right near the pier shuttle -- making it a great spot to pick up a souvenir of the island. If you want to call ahead, do so at (059) 666-1364.

A second option is Centre des Metiers d'Art, which is found easily reached by taxi 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.

Some specialty shops in or near Fort de France are summarized below.

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

Want to shop for some clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Coleaur Ebene -- which is located within downtown Forte de France. The clothing is here is fashionable, but also speaks to a style that speaks to the African culture. Additionally, they sell cosmetics perfect for dark skin tones. You will find them at 13 Rue Garnier Pages.

Another option is Picadely -- which is found a short distance from Coleaur Ebene. Stop in from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The property can be found at 91 Rue Blenac.

Some of the apparel shops located in Fort de France are provided here:

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

Review the following table to learn more.

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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