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