The fort looked pretty cool and imposing, but we only walked around the outside of it. There were some really neat old stone ruins nearby as well, that were fun to walk around and made for great photo ops. We were in town on a Sunday so nothing much was open.
We have visited Fort De France on Martinique before. Up until 2-3 years ago, the fort was not open for tours. Or that was what we understood. Our visits have been part of a cruise and the cruise line didn't offer it as an excursion. In fact, this year, the ship's "Location Expert" told us that the fort does not... 更多
Our 2nd time in Martinique and first time we thought that it's closed(because it's still active Naval Base). However you can get in, if you buy ticket first(10€/person), although some parts of the Fort are still closed. This impressive Fort from 17th Century is definitely worth of visit and easy to go, because it's short - scenic - walk from... 更多
Thanks, TA members, for the advice to plan ahead. My husband and I arrived on a Saturday via ferry from Pointe de Bout at about 9:45 and headed striaght to the tourism kiosk at the southwest corner of La Savane park to book a tour in English starting at 11:00. Plenty of time to grab breakfast, use the ATM and... 更多
We sailed into Fort de France and were greeted by vessels of the French Navy along the shore. The fort occupies a prominent position and can be visited except for portions being used by the navy. It is interesting to see the French flag flying amidst the palm trees.
Be sure to stop by for tickets at the booth located at the Savane on the corner of Rue de la Liberte and Boulevard Alfassa. The cost is $10.00 per person, but well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. He led us through the fort regaling us with anecdotes relating to the different areas, and also pointed... 更多
A colonial fort in the Caribbean is always worth visiting, it's almost always a trip in time. This one however, requires a bit of ingenuity just to get in. Ft. St. Louis is STILL an active French naval base, however you CAN get in if you buy tickets at the tourist office in La Savane. Tours depend on almost everything... 更多
Contrary to several previous reviews, my personal experience is that you can gain entry to this historically important landmark. But you need to buy a ticket from the tourist office located in the southwest corner of the nearby park, La Savane. It is a small kiosk near the intersection of rue de la Liberte and boulevard Alfassa. Behind dark probably... 更多
The fort juts out into the sea and looks amazing from far away with its fortifications and greenery, unfortunately that's all you'll get. The fort is an active military base and closed to the public. The view from the ferry to the anse à l'âne and the anse mitan is pretty cool too.
Don't try to get in as it is still an active French Military Base. You can walk around it and the views of Martinique are good from this part of the island but you'll be okay to just see what you can see from across the bay. We really didn't enjoy trying to talk with the locals around here because... 更多