Which country is Fort-de-France?
With its more than 100,000 inhabitants, the capital Fort de France is the largest city on Martinique. Fort de France is not so popular among the inhabitants of Martinique, because it is actually an office city, on the other hand, there are traffic jams here almost all day.
Fort de France is a popular port of call for the cruise ships of various shipping companies. The island’s capital has suitable berths for this and so it is also easily possible for larger ships to visit Martinique.
On the west coast of the island on the Caribbean Sea stretches the capital of Martinique, which was formerly called Fort-Royal and invites its visitors to discover its architectural and cultural heritage.
Before walking along the pleasant seafront promenade, you should take a detour to the historic center with its colorful shopping streets, where wonderful architecture is revealed, such as that of the famous Schoelcher library in eclectic style. This library has a rather surprising history, because it was first built in Paris and then completely rebuilt in Fort-de-France in the course of the 19th century. The building is beautiful inside and out, with a mixture of concrete, wrought iron and wood. It was originally used to store the collection of books and music partitions of the famous opponent of slavery Victor Schoelcher. The library, open to visitors, today has the task of preserving the documents on the heritage of Martinique and the Antilles.
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