Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Fort-de-France, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.8 km
Ascend 164 m
Descend 76 m

Experience Fort-de-France in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Sight 1: Feu à secteurs du Fort Saint-Louis

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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.

Wikipedia: Fort Saint Louis (Martinique) (EN)

1003 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: Statue de l'Impératrice Joséphine Monument

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A statue of the Empress Joséphine was installed in Fort-de-France, Martinique, from 1859 until 2020. It commemorated Empress Joséphine, who was born on Martinique, and was commissioned by her grandson Napoleon III from the sculptor Gabriel Vital Dubray. In 2020 it was destroyed by activists during the George Floyd protests.

Wikipedia: Statue of the Empress Joséphine (EN)

367 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Préfecture de la Martinique

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Préfecture de la Martinique Original téléversé par Georgio sur Wikipédia français. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Martinique Prefecture Hotel is an official building located in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It serves as the prefecture of the Martinique region.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de préfecture de la Martinique (FR), Website

464 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Ancienne mairie de Fort-de-France

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The Old Town Hall of Fort-de-France is a neo-classical style building located at 116 rue Victor-Sévère in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It houses the Aimé-Césaire theatre.

Wikipedia: Ancien Hôtel de ville de Fort-de-France (FR)

440 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Fort-de-France Cathedral

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St. Louis Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Martinique, an overseas department of France. It was built in the late 19th-century in the Romanesque Revival style and serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France. The church is in the downtown area of the capital Fort-de-France, at the intersection of rue Victor Schœlcher and rue Blénac.

Wikipedia: St. Louis Cathedral, Fort-de-France (EN)

1042 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 6: Lycée Victor Schœlcher

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The Lycée Victor-Schœlcher is a public secondary school located in Fort-de-France, Martinique. The first high school in Martinique, it has welcomed all generations of Martinique's intellectual elite.

Wikipedia: Lycée Victor-Schœlcher (Fort-de-France) (FR)

519 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Fort Tartenson

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Fort Tartenson was the last military fort built in Fort-de-France during the nineteenth century. Its name comes from a family from the Basses-Alpes who settled in Martinique during the seventeenth century. It offers panoramic views of the city of Fort-de-France.

Wikipedia: Fort Tartenson (FR)


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