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French Park


French Monument

French Park

At the tip of El Casco Viejo is French Park, a monument to the French builders that began the Panama Canal and the over 200,000 that lost their lives building the Panama Canal. The monument is a tall obelisk with a rooster at the top and is located in Las Bovedas fortress. Bust heads of several prominant french explorers, including the Ferdinand de Lesseps statue, surround the monument along with colonial style lamp posts. The French Embassy is also located in Casco Viejo near French Park.

The area also has a vibrant night life including a lot of restaurants and bars, but be cautious wandering around at night (it is best to take taxis).