Marigot is the capital of the French side of St Martin and all government buildings are located there. The French side of St Martin is part of France and its Official name is “Collectivite territoriale de Saint Martin”. Since St Martin is a french territory all french and EU laws apply and the official currency is the Euro (but the US dollar is widely accepted). But all St Martin shopping is duty free !
Many buildings in Marigot are colonial buildings and are in rather pretty good shape. It gives a particular atmosphere to the town.
Beside Fashion shopping in Marigot you can also enjoy the market on the boardwalk where you can spices, fresh fruits, vegetables and fish.
In Marigot you also have some nice galleries and among them one stand : Roland Richardson Gallery is amazing. You also have a small gallery on the boardwalk representing many different artists.
To do your St Maarten shopping in Marigot you have plenty choice between mainly Freedom street (rue de La Liberte), Republic street (rue de la Republique) and the West Indies Mall. Women in particular will appreciate Marigot with so many fashion stores and a wide array of choice.
For the Marigot sightseeing you have the Catholic church on your way to Fort Louis which offer a great view of Marigot bay and Galisbay.