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The Fort-de-France market

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Fragrant spices, colourful fruits and flowers… the Fort-de-France market is a must.

Of course, the elders will tell you it was better before, that the animation and the spectacle are not what they used to be. But don't give in to nostalgia and go along for a visit to the big market, whose colours and cries the writer Patrick Chamoiseau describes so aptly in one of his books, La Chronique des Sept Misères (The Chronicle of Seven Sorrows).

Stroll through the aisles, do not hesitate to ask for fruit and vegetables you don't recognise or whose names you don't know, delight in the colourful flowers, purchase a few spices.

When you return home, they will bring back delightful memories. Never mind if you no longer remember what they are used for, you can always offer them as gifts.

Marché couvert
Corner of rue Antoine Siger and rue Isambert

Marché aux poissons
Place Clémenceau

Marché Lafcadio Hearn
Corner of boulevard Général de Gaulle and rue du Pavé

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