• Balata church is supposed to be a smaller replica of the Sacré Coeur in Paris.
    Balata church

    Balata church is supposed to be a smaller replica of the Sacré Coeur in Paris.

Amy Adejokun
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Fort-de-France was built against the hillside. The capital city of Martinique with a population of 100,000 inhabitants, the 'Foyalais', is a pure West Indies style city where it is neither easy to drive nor park. A hundred sail ships and cruise boats are permanently anchored in the harbour, which adds a pleasant holiday atmosphere to the bustling city. Mixing the genres, little pretty houses of painted wood and carved balconies stand against the buildings covered with hideous tiles, generally housing the administrative offices.
In the shade of the royal palm trees of Place de la Savane, Empress Josephine's statue is the symbol of a significant time in the history of the island.
Schoelcher Library is an imposing metal building dedicated to the eponymous MP, a fierce freedom fighter to whom we owe the definite abolition of slavery by the decree of 22nd May 1848.
Erected at the end of the 17th century on a rocky spur overlooking Fort de France bay, the Saint-Louis defensive fort is now serves to house the staff of the Antilles-Guyane French Navy.
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