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).
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