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