A public garden a stone's throw from the Josephine Tower, opened in 2003.


The park features children's play areas, a book box and a house of writers on the sea.

You will also see a memorial to those lost at sea dating from October 2013. This red marble sculpture, representing the bust of a sailor at the prow of a boat, was created by Chilean artist Mauricio Arancibia Cortez, who has his studio in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. Based on a sketch by Vendée artist Paul Gandriau, the work was carved from a 9-tonne block of red marble from a quarry in Minervois (Aude).

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  • Library
  • Games area

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