Fort de France, Martinique, is a lovely little city, but unlike places such as Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas or Philipsburg in St. Maarten, it isn't really a tourist town.
Fort de France is a teeming, bustling capital city noted for its excellent restaurants and French fashion boutiques. Be prepared for heavy traffic and narrow, crowded streets, especially when a cruise ship is in port.
The town, which begins at the waterfront and climbs into the foothills of the Pitons, is best explored o... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.