Photos of places : Roseau : French Quarter

French Quarter

French Quarter is the oldest part of the city of Roseau. The first Frenchmen settled in there already when Roseau was still called Sairi and was the main Kalinago village on the west coast of Dominica.

Main square of the French Quarter is Dawbiney Square, currently known as the Old Market. On the map, it is easy to recognize the French Quarter. Around the square the streets are crooked in contrast with the square grid plan of the surrounding ares later planned by the British.

Main artery of the Quarter is King George V Street which has many of the finest old wooden houses in Roseau with their decorated balconies.

Ruins Old Market Dawbiney Market Square Market when it rains Houses by the square

Long Lane and Hanover Street House from the side Long Lane Falconer House Block of flats

Cross Lane Fields Lane Fields Lane and Old Street Bon Marché Guesthouse Old Street and King George V Street

King George V Street and Old Street King George V Street at night Buses leaving Cornerhouse King George V Street and Cross Street

Winston House King George V Street La New Shopping Center View to Great George Street Symes Zee

Shillingford's garden Pearl's Cuisine Streetview View to Independence Street White wooden house

View to Upper Lane Women's Clinic Church Street Church Street at night Roofs


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Roseau photographs of this site are taken by Niko Lipsanen. The pictures on this page are taken in November and December, 2007. Older images (taken in 1999 and 1993) can be found at the old Roseau Photo Gallery.

  1. Bay Front (51)
  2. French Quarter (35)
  3. City Centre (47)
  4. Northern Downtown (55)
  5. Southern Downtown (50)
  6. Botanical Gardens (55)
  7. Newtown and Castle Comfort (53)
  8. Pottersville and Woodbridge Bay (45)
  9. Goodwill (54)
  10. Upper Goodwill (42)
  11. Bath Estate (55)

See also:

Dominica 2007