French Colony


14.3/5(50 Ratings)

French Colony Overview

Ranked 7 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Pro La

Pro La3.2/5

6 reviews


The cleanest city with the traditional yellow two storey ed houses transport you to the colonial era. The French people will greet you. Good to be visited by walk or bicycle. Please don't take any other vehicle there.

Nitin -

Nitin -4.3/5

3 reviews

French colony aka White Town

This is basically a small square comprising villas and bungalows built on French architecture. This is also one of the places to enjoy night life of Pondicherry. There are many good eating and drinking places here famous for their sea food menu. The best way is to park your vehicle at one street go through a stroll in the colony. Its all covered with trees. The variety of colors and the design of the buildings in itself is quite mesmerizing. Added bonus you have the rock beach just at the end of the colony

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Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar5.0/5

276 reviews

La petite france the l'inde

My review title means the mini france of india. You will definitely feel the French living and culture in the architecture and cuisine here. Most of the roads are with the French name. The clean and beautiful European architecture will leave you amused.
  • La petite france the l'inde
  • La petite france the l'inde
  • La petite france the l'inde

Sanish Kb

Sanish Kb3.6/5

9 reviews

French Architecture

One of the main attractions in Pondicherry. A well maintained and neatly kept colony. A good place to roam around. If you get a chance to be at Pondicherry, never miss this place. Good place for lovers.

Swateek Jena

Swateek Jena4.3/5

30 reviews

The Unionized French colony

The colony has very old houses, yet the way they are maintained and built so well that it stands out in beauty. You cannot help but stop and click pictures at every angle, and those are the memories that make this special.

Ayesha Saikia

Ayesha Saikia3.9/5

3 reviews

Serene is the word

You can visit this area on a scooter easily available with the hotel you have checked-in. It's in the heart of Pondy city and is very clean and french like. The houses are pretty and the restaurants are worth a try. You will also find few boutiques, unique to the Pondy culture.

Anoop karadi

Anoop karadi3.9/5

2 reviews

Well-organised colony but bit different structures

Clean and well organised colony. The buildings and structures are bit different. The French colony seems like different to other places in India it seems that we are in foreign.

Dhanesh Kumar

Dhanesh Kumar4.3/5

50 reviews

Well-maintained place with decent looks

French Colony is well-maintained known for its decent looks with neat and clean outlook. One can feel the difference from both the colonies- French and Indian by walking near them.

Sai Mugula

Sai Mugula5.0/5

17 reviews

Awesome, this place took my soul and heart

This is a part of area in Pondicherry which is established and created by French public past ago. Once we enter into that colony, then we will literally feel as if we are in abroad. The roads, houses, small doors, theatres, hotels each and everything will be in the style of French. Literally, I enjoyed my vacation in Pondicherry a lot that I can't even explain in this message.

Sangram Ghatge

Sangram Ghatge4.3/5

81 reviews

Colourful architecture, well maintained

Hotel was very close to French Colony. Beautiful and colourful house's yellow, white buildings clicked a lot of pic's. Situated very close to Promenade Beach.

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A street in the French Colony

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