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Fort-de-France Destination Guide

Explore Fort-de-France in Martinique

Fort-de-France in the region of Martinique with its 89,995 inhabitants is a town in Martinique and is the capital of this country.

Interactive map of Fort-de-France

Current time in Fort-de-France is now 03:00 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " America/Martinique " with a UTC offset of -4 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Bridgetown, Saint-Joseph, Redoute, Quartier Morne Calebasse, and Quartier de la T S F. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Bridgetown . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Fort-de-France ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Cyclone Dean Martinique

0:45 min by Benoit Loyez
Views: 14753 Rating: 4.50

Vu depuis ma chambre, 6h10 du matin ..

Fort de France

5:10 min by Philippe Manson
Views: 7288 Rating: 4.00

MARTINIQUE, Views from Fort de France, November 2008 ..


Batelière

2:17 min by homoclinica
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hotel ..

Cyclone Dean Martinique

0:47 min by Benoit Loyez
Views: 4357 Rating: 4.25

Vu depuis le salon, 17 août 07, 6h09. Cyclone de classe 2, vents de 160 km/h, rafales à 200 km/h... Seen from the living room, August 17th 07, 6.09am. Class 2 hurricane. ..


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Interesting facts about this location

St. Louis Cathedral, Fort-de-France

Fort-de-France Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Fort-de-France) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the town of Fort-de-France, capital of Martinique. The architect was the Parisian Pierre-Henri Picq. This is the seventh church to have stood on the site, and although Picq had been commissioned to build a structure that could survive Martinique's plagues of fire, hurricanes and earthquakes, he built it entirely out of wood.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 14.60 -61.07 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Martinique, Cathedrals in France, Official historical monuments of France

Fort Desaix

Fort Desaix is a Vauban fort and one of four forts that protect Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique. The fort was built from 1768 to 1772 and sits on a hill, Morne Garnier, overlooking what was then Fort Royal. Fort Desaix was built in response to the successful British attack on Fort Royal in 1762 and was intended to prevent any future attacker from using Morne Garnier to site cannon that could then bombard Fort Royal from above.

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Located at 14.60 -61.07 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Forts in Martinique

Fort Saint Louis (Martinique)

Fort Saint Louis (often hyphenated as Fort Saint-Louis) is a seaside fortress in Fort-de-France, Martinique. The present-day fort has evolved from earlier strongholds that were erected on the site as early as 1638, and has been known in previous incarnations as Fort Royal and Fort de la Republique. The modern-day Fort Saint Louis is both an active naval base and a listed historic site of France. There are daily tours of the fort, though the portion that is still a naval base is off-limits.

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Located at 14.60 -61.07 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Forts in Martinique, French naval bases

Stade Louis Achille

Stade Louis Achille is a multi-use stadium in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home games of Good Luck. The stadium holds 9,000 people.

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Located at 14.60 -61.08 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Football venues in Martinique

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France (Latin: Archidioecesis Arcis Gallicae et S. Petri o Martinicensis) is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean. The Archdiocese comprises the entirety of the former French dependency of Martinique. The Archdiocese is the Metropolitan for the suffragan dioceses of Cayenne and Basse-Terre, and is a member of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

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Located at 14.61 -61.05 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Religion in Martinique, Roman Catholic dioceses in the Caribbean