Grand Marché


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Grand Marché

The small and manageable Grand Marché, also known as the Marché aux Épices (Spice Market), has been in use since 1885, operating as the Fort-de-France's main market place, where Martiniquais purchase fresh produce, spices, rum, crafts and souvenirs. The colourful stalls are especially lively in the early mornings, and it is worth getting up to see.


Martinique is one of the better shopping destinations in the Caribbean, with a wide variety of shops and boutiques showcasing everything from local crafts and jewelry in the best Creole tradition to stunning artwork and the latest in French fashion, fresh off of Parisian catwalks. The numerous markets can also be a fascinating visit, offering the chance to wander through colourful stalls browsing fresh produce, spices and local rum, for a memorable and authentic Martinican experience.