There are few places in the Caribbean with the kind of visceral, mysterious and fascinating energy of Martinique’s capital, Fort-de-France.
It’s a vibrant place that combines French cool with Caribbean history and culture, and it’s a stunning city to look at, seemingly ripped out of a movie set.
But if you want to visit a place that truly encapsulates the many personalities of this city, there is one destination: Le Vieux Foyal, the city’s best bar (with a great restaurant, too).
Led by gregarious proprietor JP, this is a Fort-de-France landmark set in a historic building that’s one of the top spots for in-the-know locals and travelers alike.
Known for its famous Thursday night live music sessions featuring a local biguine band, it’s got a wide outdoor terrace on the street and a lovely little garden patio if you’re looking to enjoy a signature creole meal.
It all adds up to what is the Best Bar in Fort-de-France.
The formula is simple: go to the bar, order a rhum vieux (aged rum) and take in the sights, sounds and flavors of one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating cities.
And tell them Caribbean Journal sent you.