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“Promising appearance, dissappointing visit”

Fort De France, Le Gossip
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a small restaurant which was nicely set out. We had Champagne to start and set out with high hopes. When we ordered from a very limited menu, they had no scallops and one of the salad dishes was also unavailable. We were almost the first ones there and so there was no excuse. It is not air conditioned but luckily it was a cool evening. Paper napkins should have given us a clue about the service, and we felt they were a little out of their depth. A bit dear for what was an unmemorable meal

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We stopped here as part of our cruise. Very cosmopolitan and very French. TIP. Martinique is part of France so, has euro for currency. Infrastructure is one of the best in the Caribbean. Very expensive for transport and tours. We walked into town via the fort and done a little shopping and a couple of beers at a local bar. Typically French they heard our British accent and took ages to get a beer. Not an island I would visit again. A lot of people on our cruise said the same things. Rude, expensive and in helpful. Though some of the locals we spoke to were very polite and helpful.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The island is more of an European city, traffic jam, good infrastructure, narrow streets, French language and Euro currency. If you think of spending a day here like I did getting off the cruise ship, I think it's a good idea to carry Euro currency. Note that things are pretty expensive here, including the big island tour. The best option is to do the old city tour on the horse drawn carriage, that can be found just outside of the touristic area near the port. Over all, it's a OK place.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Well, it was a good place just for being not home, but otherwise not impressive. As a disabled person with a scooter, the ferry ride to the other side was a no. The sidewalks and streets were VERY NARROW and not very ADA friendly. The market place was nice (I love the sights and smells of island spices and wares). The people can be a bit rude. Because it was a Sat. everything closed early and I did not get my french pastry :-(

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Our ship docked at Fort De France and I had read other reviews prior saying the same negative things as my title...should have listened and relaxed on boat...come off the boat and had to walk through a market where everyone had the best price for you...lol..try bargaining they did not want to budge until we came back through and were saying bye now...oh now you can charge it lower? Hmmmm...anyway after leaving the market you come out to a giant parking lot with a main road that was completely under construction..there were nothing but blocks and blocks of stores side streets dirty alleys etc..where is the beach? They do not take to you very kindly if your do not speak the native french or any french...went to a pirate bar Le Black Pearl before we went back to ship...it was not what we thought..not pirate y at all..in fact music was emo crap...whatever...never again!

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