Jardins de la Compagnie

sights / Parks & gardens

Jardins de la Compagnie information

Opening hours
6am-8pm Oct-Mar, 6am-7pm Apr-Sep
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

Lonely Planet review

Jardins de la Compagnie is by far the most attractive garden in the city, with its vast banyan trees, huge number of statues, quiet benches and fountains. During the day it's perfectly safe, but you should avoid it at night when it becomes the city's favoured hangout for prostitutes and drug addicts. In early colonial times, the gardens were the vegetable patch of the French East India Company. Today, it's best known for its statues of local sculptor Prosper d'Épinay and the much-loved musician Ti-Frère.