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Green Blue Houses
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Bust of Lucien Bernier

Monument - Saint-François

Erected in April of 2009, this bust pays homage to former Mayor of Saint-François Lucien Bernier. Born in 1914 and trained as an attorney, Bernier began his political career in the aftermath of World War II as Conseiller Général of Pointe-à-Pitre (1945 - 1949). This was followed by terms as Mayor and Conseiller Général of Saint-François (1949 - 1989), Senator of Guadeloupe (1959 - 1968), President of the Conseil Général (1973 - 1982), and Conseiller Régional (1983 - 1986). He died in 1989. During the time in which he served the people of Saint-François, Bernier oversaw the transition of the commune from a small, isolated borough, its population center surrounded by fetid swamps, to a resort town equipped with modern infrastructures. Champion of the movement to make Guadeloupe an overseas department, rather than a colony, of France, Bernier responded to the decline of the sugar economy by mounting a building program, financed by investments, that resulted in the construction of a number of community facilities, primarily oriented toward tourism, which he believed should become the commune’s leading industry. From this sprang a network of hotels offering 2,000 beds—including lower cost options (such as the “VVF” holiday village for families and groups) - a marina, and an international golf course. Saint-François has been visited by nearly 200,000 tourists since 1986.

Bust of Lucien Bernier - Saint-François: a look towards the future
Bust of Lucien Bernier - Saint-François: a look towards the future
Bust of Lucien Bernier
Bust of Lucien Bernier
In the center of “Espace Lucien Bernier“
In the center of “Espace Lucien Bernier“
chemin bleu
green blue houses
majesty
Village du Littoral

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