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Saint-Martin: Marigot market

With over a hundred stalls, the market in Marigot, the capital of the French part of Saint-Martin island, is the largest open-air market of its kind in the Caribbean, selling freshly caught fish, tropical fruits and vegetables, spices, meat, “rhum arrangé” and numerous other local products.

Standing at the foot of the Saint-Louis fort along the seafront, the small open-air stalls are run by female stallholders who will welcome you warmly and with good humour, contributing to the market’s family atmosphere. A remarkable stone statue by the sculptor Martin Lynn pays homage to these market traders dressed in their traditional madras headscarves.

Just a few steps away, the craft market located around the bandstand is the perfect place in which to stroll around in search of typical gifts to take home as souvenirs, before taking a break in one of the market’s typical restaurants or “lolos”, where you will discover the flavours and subtleties of Saint-Martin’s cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Open from 7am to 3pm. Seafront, 97150 Marigot.

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