From ever-fashionable Paris to the glamour and romance of the French Riviera, France is known around the globe for its style. French luxury goods enjoy a similar reputation, beloved for their quality but sometimes bemoaned for their price. Fear not: there is a way to buy all things French without breaking the bank. Enter the friendly Caribbean destination of St. Martin, an overseas collectivity of France that combines its Caribbean identity with authentic French influence. Breezy beaches, picturesque environs, exhilarating adventures, captivating history, sundown parties, eclectic cuisine, and a laid-back vibe are among the many things you will find in St. Martin. From the myriad pastry shops selling artisan baguettes and croissants to the prevalent French tongue, a vacation in St. Martin comes with an immersion in unique overseas Francophone culture.
From wine and cheese to designer tees, St. Martin has it all. As the only island in the Caribbean with no VAT and no customs, you’ll want to fill your bags with as many of the finest French goods you can carry. We’ve put the indulgent list below together for you to give you an idea of where to start in your souvenir search: