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.
One of the more interesting speciality shops in the area is Galerie Sophen. This store is located in 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. Call them 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. A souvenir shop set above the rest for its beautifully handcrafted offerings, Centre des Metiers d'Art has a wide selection of gifts and artwork available that will serve as the perfect momento of your time on Martinique.
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|Centre des Metiers d'Art||--||Downtown Forte de France|
|(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|
Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Perhaps you would enjoy Coleaur Ebene -- which is located in 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. The property is located at 13 Rue Garnier Pages.
A second place to consider is Picadely -- which is located a short distance from Coleaur Ebene. An elegant shop for men who need to dress the part. If you're attending an event and need a special outfit, this is the spot to find it. The property is situated at 91 Rue Blenac.
Some of the apparel shops in Fort de France are shown here:
|Coleaur Ebene||Boutique||(059) 660-2129||Downtown Forte de France|
|Picadely||Men's Clothing Store||(059) 70-1691||Downtown Forte de France|
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|Fruit and Vegetable Market||Downtown Forte de France|
|Fish and Seafood Market||Downtown Forte de France|
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