Fort-de-France Walking Tour Part 2
Ask for your shopping discount when using credit cards or traveler's checks.
5. St-Louis Cathedral: The 200-foot steeple of this baroque church noted for its iron framework and decorated transepts, also the design work of Henri Pick, towers over the city skyline. Stained glass depicts the life of St. Louis. A number of Martinique's former governors are buried here. Over the centuries the church was built and rebuilt seven different times, the last in 1895.
6. Parc Floral et Culturel: A shady park with 2 exhibits, one featuring the geology of the island, the other, the magnificent vegetation. Fruit and vegetable markets near the Parc are open from 5 a.m. until sunset. You can also purchase flowers, coconut water and exotic candies. The fish market is by the Madame River.
7. Shopping: Rue Lamartine and Rue Isambert have most of the jewelry shops, crystal, china and silverware. Clothing is at the galleries or malls on Victor Hugo. Remember to ask for the customary 20 percent discount for using credit cards and traveler's checks.