Tourism Fort-de-France

Fort-de-France is located at 6800 km from Paris, on the Caribbean coast of Martinique, that is to say, to the west of the island, and almost midway between the northern and southern ends of department.The city is built on the north shore of the bay from Fort-de-France.

It is a very common range (11.7 kilometers from north to south and 5.2 kilometers from east to west): Some districts, such as Balata, are very distant from downtown. The topography is very varied.The northwest is dominated by the massive volcanic Pitons Carbet (the highlight of the town is about 1 000 meters above sea level near the summit of Piton Dumauzé) and Morne Cesaire (603 meters).The steep volcanic slopes and woodlands are cut by several rivers unimportant but whose output is a character in times of torrential rain.The heights dominate the central part of the city, between the Pitons Carbet and plain Lamentin, form a sort of dissected piedmont hills (the hills) and patches of gently sloping plateaus.The two main rivers that lead to the sea at Fort-de-France are the Rivière Madame and Monsieur River.The downtown core of the town, between Morne Tartenson and High Port, unfolds in a lower area, once swampy (mangrove).

The coast, along the coast Foyalé, alternating cliffs and therefore lower parts, and the beaches, gray sand, there are hardly extensive. The mangrove remains today only in the Cohé Lamentin, and south-east of the bay from Fort-de-France (Bay of Genipa) where it is protected through the Regional Natural Park of Martinique.