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Main Market

Some local produce and crafts but mostly cheap imported tourist stuff for the cruise line tourist... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Robert N
Worth walking through

We were looking for a public bathroom and found one here; then we decided to take a look around and... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2018
Portland, Maine
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately it was closed for renovations and look like won’t open soon 😩. We were surprised non of tourist information mention it being closed. We specially reserved Saturday for it visit as it was great in the past

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank diverMiss
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Some local produce and crafts but mostly cheap imported tourist stuff for the cruise line tourist. It Is worth it just to find some shade and to get out of the sun for a bit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robert N
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Looking for something as a souvenir from Martinique, than this is the place. Vast assortments of rhum in all flavors and in colorful bottles. Tropical fruit conserves, incredible display of spices. Although the vanilla is very expensive. Colorful baskets and of course all the madras...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We were looking for a public bathroom and found one here; then we decided to take a look around and enjoyed the sights, sounds, and smells. We didn't buy anything, but it's was a nice experience. The hardest part of being a tourist here is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

During a walk about the town while on a cruise stop my wife and I came across this market. It certainly wasn;t on our list of things to check out but nevertheless thought a walk through would be worthwhile. That is pretty much all I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is all about the tourists - souvenirs, spices, fruits. Very colorful, very noisy, very crowded, mostly overpriced, but good for a stroll. You can always sit down and have a nice drink or a fruit juice if you get sensory overload.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This market is way too big as mentioned by other posters to TA, it’s all the same tat! Every street vendor & market table is the same stuff over & over again. All made in China! The only local stuff you can buy is food...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

This Grand Market is close to the centre of Fort de France and is a wonderfully large covered market that just set's your eyes a blaze and your nose twitching when you enter. It's a wonderful collection of colours and smells with all sorts of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We were around 3pm on a Wednesday in February and it was close to closing time already despite the posted hours. We got a packet of columbo spice (yummy on grilled chicken) but that ended up being it. I would have liked to have seen...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Merchant after merchant selling the same things - not sure how the locals can “make it” when they all sell similar merchandise - but this is a good place to walk through and purchase souvenirs. Most importantly, for us, was that the public restrooms which...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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March 20, 2018|
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Response from YNWATravelBug | Reviewed this property |
I was very disappointed with the selection & quality of available shopping. Even as far away from the cruise ship terminal as we walked it was the same stuff made in China products. I tried to find jewelry & artwork... More
February 4, 2017|
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someone answered faster than me! it is correct.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Alcohol at airport? (2 Replies)
I need to stock up on alcohol when I land. Can I purchase alcohol and beer at the airport or is it better to buy in town. Gonna stop at the grocery store, Le Grand Marche?, on my way to OBBR. Don't wanna drive crazy around town looking for alcohol but where would be the best place to purchase. Thanks in advance.
July 16, 2009|
Response fromSXMScubaman|
As Bobcat said you can buy you alcohol at the Grand Marche but you will pay more for it there than on Front Street in Phillipsberg. Get what you need at Grande Marche, Cost you Less or any other grocery store for your initial needs but buy at the shops in Phillipsburg if you want to bring quantities home with you for the best savings.
Grocery store on way to OBBR (3 Replies)
From reading, I think the only Grand Marche near the airport is the Gourmet Marche. We want cereal, yogurt, milk, coffee and vodka and beer. Can we buy all that at the Gourmet Marche? Is there another grocery store on the way to OBBR? The Grand Marche supermarkets sound beautiful. We will taking a cab from the airport. How easy is it to get another cab from the grocery store? We have read not to leave you belongings with the cab driver. Unfortunate. Thank you.
May 05, 2011|
Response fromBobcat2348|
Use the Grand Marche on Bush Road - it is on the way to OBBR - ask the driver to wait when one person does the shopping and one stays with the taxi. A small shopping order can be filled at the resort in the mini-mart outside the gate on the pier. This may be a better option.
Natalie M
Hanover, Massachusetts
Traveling with 1 year old - Advice is Appreciated! (2 Replies)
We will be traveling to St. Maarten in May with our 1 year old. We go every year and stay in a Condo, but this will be the first time traveling with a child. We usually get all our groceries at Le Grand Marche and I am wondering which baby items are worth getting there and which I should bring with me based on both convenience and cost (Diapers, Wipes, etc.). Also, do the car rental places have safe car seats (what brands) or should we just bring our own? We are bringing our own umbrella...More
March 16, 2015|
Response fromJohn E|
we travelled with a then 1 1/2 year old two years back and I recall getting a cheapo booster seat from the car rental place, despite asking specifically for a child seat. as far as baby items, they had every baby item you need at the grand marche in Cole Bay or at least they did then, can't imagine they don't now. Also, since the Euro has been devalued it's not worth chancing extra baggage fees by bringing with, imho, but I'd certainly bring an emergency ration of wipes and diapers just in...More