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Address: Rue Victor Schoelcher, Fort-de-France, Martinique
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A beautiful and unusual iron building, a cornerstone of religious life on...

A beautiful and unusual iron building, a cornerstone of religious life on the island.

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Went here when visiting Martinique on our recent cruise. Its really not far from the cruise terminal (walking distance). When we were there the cathedral was undergoing renovation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wigan
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243 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here when visiting Martinique on our recent cruise. Its really not far from the cruise terminal (walking distance). When we were there the cathedral was undergoing renovation work but you can still go inside. Worth a visit for the architecture alone.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We wanted to peek in during our walking tour of Fort de France, but the cathedral is under restoration and we could not enter. It is beautiful from the outside!

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Thank Snappy B
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went here when visiting Martinique on cruise ship. Not far from the cruise terminal. At the moment the cathedral is undergoing renovation work but you can still go in for a look. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank Johnlobster
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The cathedral is under renovation. Its spire is striking against the blue Caribbean sky. The plaza in front of the cathedral retained decorations from the Xmas holidays.

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Thank waterandmore
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It was interesting to see but there was nothing special about the structure. There's not much to see from a cultural/artistic perspective in Fort-de-France so it was interesting from that perspective. To be honest the most interesting part of the visit was the public art in a small "pocket park" outside the cathedral that was completely unrelated but much more... More 

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Thank michaelverchot
New York
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great city tour near Martinique ! Beautiful house design - tradition French , nice people's - a bit expensive than US market. Overall had a wonderful trip 😄😄😄

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Thank Keshavg007
State College, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Wanting to visit a lovely church while here, we made the trip to see St. Louis Cathedral. The exterior is a very unique style that reminded me very much of the buildings in the Alsace region of France. It is truly different from most cathedrals. Unfortunately, the exterior is being renovated and it was really difficult to find our way... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The exterior is under renovation and not spectacular, but stained glass windows are worth admiring from the inside. The history of the church (built 1878) and its predecessors is summarized succinctly in a small plate on the back wall--in English and French. The previous five churches on this site suffered various catastrophes: fires, hurricanes and earth quakes are milestones in... More 

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Thank Reslysten54
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I fell in love with this church. The stained glass was detailed and brilliant. A great place for folks who love architecture and history. A must see when you're in Martinique!

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Thank Pamela M
Winchester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,139 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We visited in mid-afternoon and could hear that some sort of service was going on inside, In fact there were about 100 women in the front pews of the right-hand half of the cathedral. In the front row, three women took turns to read and occasionally sing chants, using a hand-held microphone. This enhanced the atmosphere of the cathedral and... More 

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