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Marigot Market

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marche marigotMarigot market is best described as a melting pot of colours, smells and lively hustle and bustle.
Stalls manned by locals selling fruit and vegetables, spices, local meats and fresh fish caught that day are housed under a mass of open Creole huts along the water front.

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Opposite the traditional restaurants adjoining the local market, a magnificent stone statue, erected by Martin Lynn and generously offered by an American to the then Municipalité of St. Martin, commemorates black female market sellers.

In 2006, as part of a series of events for black history week, a splendid fresco, again commemorating female market sellers, was painted by an artist from St. Martin on a wall opposite the market.

Marigot's market also boasts around a hundred craft stands manned by locals and foreigners, spread out in a small arena or in kiosks. Here, creators, artists or simply vendors lay out their wares every day of the week except Sunday.

marche marigotHere, visitors can sample the full range of flavoured rums, subtle blends of rum, fruits and spices, and Shrub (orange peel crushed into rum). There’s a drink to suit everyone. Or why not try the Mauby, a local bark-based infusion? Served cold.

Visit Marigot market for guaranteed local charm and spiced scents.

 


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