If you want to have an authentic experience in Martinique, you have to go to at least one marketplace. The covered Fort-de-France market, also called Grand Marché, is the most important market of the island. Rent a car and visit this traditional local market.
The Grand Marché in Fort-de-France, sometimes called "the covered market of Fort-de-France", is one of the most authentic and lively places in Martinique. Located in the heart of Fort-de-France since 1886, the market is covered by a rather modern metallic structure. It is the largest market on the island and is particularly famous for offering a wide variety of spices.
The Fort-de-France market is the perfect place to go if you want to immerse in Martinique culture and daily life. There, you can find fruits, vegetable, spices, rum, madras fabric and clothes, handicraft booths... and taste some local fresh fruits, coconut water or sugar-cane juice. Some local restaurant-snacks also offer traditionnal creole dishes such as grilled fish and chicken colombo.
The market's atmosphere, its colours, its music and spicy fragrances together make a particular mix, a must-try of your stay in Martinique, open from Monday to Friday, 6AM to 4PM and on Saturdays, 6AM to 3PM.
A little advice from RentaCar Martinique : rent a city car to go to Fort-de-France's covered market and park easily in the city's narrow streets.
The Grand Marché in Fort-de-France, also called "covered market" or "spice market", is open from Monday to Saturday, 6AM to 4PM, and on Saturday from 6AM till 3PM. To go there, find Rue Isambert in Fort-de-France where you can park you car, and walk from there to the market.