Located in downtown Fort-de-France, Pointe Simon terminal is dedicated to cruise ships in Transit.
- To ease your call in Martinique and make it a wonderful experience, you will find on shore a Tourist Information Office that will inform you about the main activities and attractions.
- Taxi drivers stationed at the cruise terminal are, for most of them, bilingual.
- Horse and carriage rides, as well as other fun ways to explore the capital city, are available from the cruise terminal.
Fort-de-France, a town to explore!
- A kind of Gourmet concept store ideally situated in front of the Cruise Terminal of Pointe Simon with an amazing view on the Bay of Fort-de-France where you can see the cruise ships closer than nowhere else. This unique restaurant can welcome 120 guests. There is also a “premium boutique” where you can find: pastries, delicatessen, a wine cave, cocktail bar and also a “take-away space”.
- To make you feel even more special, valet parking is available at the entrance of the restaurant.
- tel: +596 596 67 08 75
- To enjoy your call, you can find food products available in quantity and quality, local production in the traditional “Grand Marché” located in the heart of Fort-de-France. The Grand Marché is an authentic and warm place not to be missed. A place filled with souvenirs traditional creole arts and crafts, home made liquors and above all joy of living. A great way to immerse in Martinique’s day to day way of life.
The Malecon Sea Front
- Half-mile boardwalk and lively attraction with leisure and recreational activities starting from a nice beach at foot of 17th century Saint-Louis Fort and facing the Bay of Fort-de-France.
- An impressive fort imparting a unique heritage character to the city – Construction began in 1674 –
- Listed monument since 1973 – Base of the French Navy in the West Indies. Now open to the public.
- Admission fees charged: €8 per adult and €4 per child. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Information kiosk at La Savanne.
Cour Perrinon Shopping Center
- A 215,000 square foot Mall – The shopping spearhead of the capital.
- Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
- Built in 1891 by Henri Picq – Its façade is Romano-Byzantine styled. Inside the cathedral, the beauty of the stained glass windows and precious furnishings (marble altar, monumental organ, curved wooden pulpit) are truly heavenly.
- Opening hours: Monday and Sunday – Masses: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:45 am/ Saturday 4:30 pm/Sunday 7:30 – 10:30 am – Free admission/Suitable clothing required/ Disabled access/Photography permitted other than during services.
- Designed in 1887 by French architect Henri Picq to accommodate vast collection of books donated by French abolitionist Victor Schœlcher to Martinique General Council – The library was presented at the Paris Exposition of 1889, then dismantled in several sections and transported by ship to Fort-de-France. With its metal frame and great glass dome, Schœlcher Library is the most photographed monument in Fort-de-France.
- Open Monday to Saturday. Free Admission – Disabled access – Photography permitted.
Martinique Pre-Columbian and Prehistoric Archeological Museum
- Located 9 rue de la Liberté
- Former military office exhibiting over 2 000 archeological artifacts. The collection illustrates the rich variety of activities in the Caribbean and Martinique.
- Open: Monday 1:00 to 5:00 pm/Tuesday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm/Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Closed: Monday mornings.
- Languages spoken: English – Facilities: disabled access, air-conditioned.
- € – Cash – Checks – No Credit cards – NO DOLLARS