Place de la Savane

This green area of about 5 hectares is the point of reference in the city of Fort-de-France. Often the starting point for sporting events, the carnival parade in the city of Fort-de-France, military parades commemorating the armistice, it is also the place where go the French and foreign Heads of State, for official visits in Martinique. In addition, it is the location of the Statue of the Empress Josephine in 1859.

The bronze of Pierre Belain D'esnambuc, the first settler with Norman origins installed in Martinique, was erected there in 1935. It is set on a former backwater became a mecca for foyalaise life from the 17th century. It is decorated with royal palms, traveller's tree and bougainvillea.

It stretches from Fort Saint-Louis to the heart of the city of Fort-de-France. If you ask people in Martinique what Savannah evokes for them, they will tell you that it is a dating place. Indeed, this was the place for lover or where bachelor met the future love.

The park was reopened in April 2011 and restructured by the regional assemblies and the city of Fort-de-France.

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