It is one of the most vibrant and friendly markets in the Caribbean.

Le Grand Marché Couvert, or Covered Market, is located in the heart of Fort-de-France. Designed by French architect Henri Picq and constructed in 1901, this bustling bazaar is where locals have bought and sold essential herbs, spices, produce, and other goods for generations.

Visitors will find a variety of hand-crafted wooden bowls, traditional “bakoua” or straw hats, Creole dolls, and many homemade confectionaries that constitute an age-old tradition in Martinique.

This vibrant market in the heart of Martinique’s capital city is brimming with fruit and vegetables from farms all over the island, as well as essential ingredients like vanilla, spices, peppers, bois bandé, and infused rum. You’ll also find local artworks and crafts.

At lunchtime, on-site restaurants serve typical Creole dishes such as grilled fish, accras (fritters), lambis (large sea snails), crayfish, octopus, and chicken Colombo.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sat 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday.

Address: Rue Antoine Siger and Rue Isambert – 97200 Fort de France.

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