Fort-de-France is finally living up to its potential and becoming the up-and-coming city many knew it could be. There has always been plenty there to exploit, from the 'One of the World's Most Beautiful Bays' (an honor recently bestowed upon the Fort-de-France Bay) to the historical landmarks dating back to the early days of colonisation, to the eclectic and sophisticated Creole cuisine, to the incomparable natural beauty of the surrounding area. The city has been called 'the Paris of the Caribbean', and though this may be a bit of an exaggeration, there are solid reasons for the comparison. Recent development projects are finally coming to fruition, renewing the central park of La Savane and the wonderful beachside promenade, and more projects are planned for the future which will surely make Fort-de-France one of the most appealing, walkable, beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in the Caribbean. Also take the chance to explore the surrounding areas, climb Mount Pelée, visit natural reserves and revel at some of the island's dream-like beaches.