Joffre Square

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The statue of Marshal Joffre, built by the sculptor Raymond Sudre, was inaugurated in October 1933 as a tribute to the marshal who, form 1899 to 1905, re-organised the whole town which became a strong naval base.

Joffre Square used to be a focal point for receiving the optical signals transmitted from Cape Amber. It has always been a favourite viewpoint, and even today Antsiranana people come here to watch the ships sail in... and out of the harbour.


Marshal of France Tombouctou 1894 Diego Suarez 1903 La Marne 1914