Martinique is a rough Caribbean island that is a piece of the Lesser Antilles. An abroad area of France, its way of life mirrors an unmistakable mix of French and West Indian impacts. Its biggest town, Fort-de-France, highlights soak slopes, thin boulevards and La Savane, a nursery flanked by shops and bistros. In the nursery is a statue of island local Jos├ęphine de Beauharnais, first spouse of Napoleon Bonaparte.