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“A mirror of Fort de France”
Review of La Savane

La Savane
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Owner description: Fort-de-France's central park, featuring beautifully landscaped gardens and the famous statue of Napoleon's Empress Josephine.
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Under redevelopment for close to ten years now and still not finished, the Savane is Fort de France's big cenral park. Faded billboards inform the visitor what a great place the Savane will be once the eternally broke municipality finds the money to finish the project.

That said, already now it is nice to have a huge green space in the city centre which also boasts some historical monuments. Notably a statue of Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc, governor of Saint Kitts who claimed Martinique for France, and a decapitated statue of Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoleon's Martinican wife. Note: the Joséphine statue is part of the already finished section of the new Savane. After lengthy discussions the municipality decided that the 1994 act of vandalism/political protest is now part of Fort de France's heritage, and so the statue is back, still without head, but with fresh red paint...

Less historically controversial is the row of pavillions on one side of the Savane which serve all sorts of foods and drinks from creole to sushi via crepe. Lots of people (on some days at least) relax with snacks and drinks in the evenings (and block the streets around the Savane with their randomly "parked" cars).

Thank FDF-resident
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Many bistros to chose from with different selections of food and drink. There is also an excellent ice cream parlour and tranguil savannah and seaside.

Thank SocialAB
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Rumour has it that the Savanne has recently been renovated but it is not very obvious. This area could be made so nice but all around the water front most of the bars and restaurants are shut so you need to get into the centre of town to see the hustle and bustle particularly on a Saturday.

Thank Brook R
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

It's nice but there is huge part of the park that is left unfinished...too bad :(

Thank fabienne p
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

I like the place there is nothing to dislike... everything is right there, the shopping and all is in walking distance....

3  Thank alison a
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