Place des Palmistes, Cayenne

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Take a breather from your tour of the city at Place des Palmistes, Cayenne's main gathering place. Palm tree shade this square that serves as a great starting point for sightseeing, relaxing, people watching, or picnicking. The area comes to life in the evening when the heat dies down and locals flock to the neighborhood's bars and cafes. Surrounded by colonial-era buildings, the square also features a statue of Free French leader Felix Eboue. Use our Cayenne vacation generator to visit Place des Palmistes on your trip to Cayenne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Appealing to a rather exclusive set of travelers, chain hotels and resorts in the west of town offer a great range of luxury services, modern facilities, and rooms overlooking the river. Step back from the water to find humbler lodgings at basic hotels, guesthouses, and rental properties catering to budget-conscious travelers.
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  • It is the square where the Palmist Restaurant is located. Nice place to take pictures and get a little stroll.  more »
  • Watched the parade for the carnaval and then had a drink in the hotel des palmistes. Nice but not a must do  more »
  • If you love palm trees this is obviously a fun place to visit! It is centrally located and has an interesting statue in the middle.  more »