Former emblem of French power, today the site of the City Hall. Fascinating!

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A beautiful colonial legacy

This is another piece of symbolic colonial architecture. This building located in the city hall square is one of the emblems from the city’s French period; unsurprisingly, it is a megalomaniac building, because the Gallic authorities wanted to produce a display of hegemonic power before the citizens and other imperialist threats, like the Spanish, with whom they were in continual conflict for possession of the area. Currently, this enormous building with beautiful rows of balconies on the roof serves as the seat of the City Hall, which is why it flies the national flag. It is a true symbol. It watches over the large city square, a perfect green area for relaxing after a wander around the historic centre; the peaceful atmosphere surrounding you here lets you see the grandeur of times past and how it is still survives today.

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