La Savane, Fort-de-France

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#2 of 7 in Parks in Arrondissement of Fort-de-France
A common meeting place among locals, La Savane, once known as the Garden of the King, dates back to the 19th Century. The 12.5 acre (5.05 ha) park offers shade, tall trees, park benches, and walkways. Head to the center of the park to find the decapitated statue of Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon's first wife and Empress of France. She convinced her husband to reinstate slavery in the area following the revolution that abolished it. In her left hand she holds a locket featuring a portrait of Napoleon. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Fort-de-France holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the La Savane and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Much work has been done to Savannah, and there a little longer. It remains a large garden just very well refurbished.
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  • Lovely park full of interesting items and iguanas, to the far corner is the ticket booth for the fort guided tour, they also have concerts and a lovely place to sit down and people watch  more »
  • Paseamas on a tour of a day of cruising, could not be much since we were more on the beach
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  • A nice, open park that appears to double as a concert venue for special events. I wouldn’t suggest it to be a wildlife refuge. There is a an interesting statue of a (beheaded) Empress Josephine in the park that is worthwhile to take a picture of (see picture), as is the library with its beautiful exterior (see picture). There are multiple food vendors along the park and many accept USD. In low season only a couple are likely open.
  • Interesting place to wander round. Ships dock two places. One at east end of beach/ferry jetties, the other behind the naval docks, quite handy but way into town is not obvious to some people. Had lot of people asking me the way.
  • It has very good scenery and atmosphere. There are also some food stall if you need some snack. The most important things for me is; it has a wifi connection that i can use.
  • Lovely place. Loved every moment of it
  • Nice facility, real working library...they might consider to open inner balcony

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