Welcome to our guesthouse! This handbook is intended to give you general information. Carine and Thierry are at your disposal to give you any further information. We wish you a pleasant stay with us.
Check-in possible from 02:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Do not hesitate to print the way to reach our guest house as GPS is not reliable here, see hereunder.
>>> How to get there coming from the international Roland Garros Airport - Saint Denis
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Each room has a free parking. If at night the gate is closed, simply open it manually, and closed it again. (no key needed)
VISITS: visits are not allowed, even for a short time. Only residents have access to the rooms, garden and pool. Thank you for your understanding.
• Wifi is free.
• It is intended for viewing your mailboxes and authorized websites without downloading large files.
• Breakfast is served on our terrace from 7.30am until 9am (please be there at 8.45am at the latest – Thank you)
• As mentioned in your booking confirmation that your received, our rest day (usually Friday), breakfast will be brought to you on tray service the day before at the end of the afternoon (a coffee maker and a kettle can be found in the kitchen cupboard close to the sink)
• On any other day apart from our rest day, please inform us the day before if you will not be having breakfast the next day, so that we can plan breakfast for the number of guests accordingly (fresh bread is cooked and fresh fruit is prepared according to the number of guests every day at 7am)
• 10 French television channels are available
• DVD: at the end of the Guest Directory placed in your room there is a list of DVD, that you can borrow from us, free of charge. All you need to do, is ask us during the day before 7pm, for the DVD you wish to watch.
A book box is available near the front door. You can borrow books, you can even take them home, they are to give!
The pool is open from 10 am to the sunset, for our guests only. Thank you close the gate. Please take a shower before swimming. For the tranquility of all our guests, plese do not shout or run, do not bring food & drinks, and music. Pool towels are available on request.
• We can wash your laundry for you. Please avoid using the kitchen sink or the bathroom sink to do any laundry.
• For 7 € we will provide you with a large basket in which you can put your laundry. We will pick it up on your terrace. The clean laundry will be returned to you non-ironed the same day. An iron and an ironing board are available on request.
A hairdryer is available in the drawer. For safety reasons it can not be plugged into the bathroom.
Iron and ironing board available on request.
Thank you to evacuate your Plastic, paper and bottles . Bins available in the parking (except Monday)
A parking space in standard sizes is available. Thank you to respect the ground white markings. During the night the main gate is closed. To open it, just push it manually and then close it again.
• Towels are changed every 3 or 4 days.
• Given the high level of humidity on the island, we recommend that you leave your towels out to dry on the drying line on your terrace.
• please avoid using the guesthouse towels at the swimming pool. Specific blue swimming pool towels are available on demand (not for the beach)
• For long duration stays, the cleaning is done and the bed sheets are changed every 6 or 7 days.
• Your kitchen and terrace bins will be changed on a daily basis in the morning, once you are out of your room.
• Trash sorting is available on the car park.
• A stock of toilet paper is kept in the bathroom sink cabinet.
• Departure: we take care of the cleaning of your room at the end of your stay. You do not need to remove the bed sheets.
However, please leave the kitchen as it was when you arrived with the tableware and cutlery put away and with the fridge emptied and cleaned. Thank you.
• electricity: all plugs on the island are 220 volts.
• water: tap water is drinkable even though it isn't very tasty, avoid drinking it following big storms.
• cyclones: specific instructions will be given 48 hours before any cyclone.
• mosquitoes: for the first night of your stay we will provide you with a smoke coil to be used on your terrace as well as an electric diffusor to be used in the bedrooms. Refills for these diffusors can easily be
found in any supermarket on the island.
• CATS: many cats wonder around in the garden. Please avoid feeding them or letting them into the room. Only two of them belong to us, Marla the white cuddly one with blue eyes and Maïdo the shy spotted
Black one who always keeps away from visitors.
• other animals: rest assured there are no dangerous or poisonous animals on the island. However given the humid and tropical climate there are many crawling and flying insects about. Don't hesitate to use
Your repulsive sprays towards them.
• technical issues: don't hesitate to contact us if ever you have any kind of problem, we will do our best to help you and resolve any issue there may be.
• Leu Bleu Austral has never been subject to any kind of theft. However we are not held responsible for any theft if ever one was to occur. We recommend that you always take with you your valuable objects such as jewellery or other costly items and not to leave them in the guesthouse.
There is a safe in the wardrobe however it is not insured.
Decor Balinese, located in a narrow street of Saint Leu center.
Roland in the kitchen, Sylvie for the service. Tasty inventive French cuisine.
Count still between 28 € and 35 € for a dish. !!
Closed on sunday and monday. Booking essential!
Beautiful setting, great views of the lagoon, a variety of delicacies, warm welcome from Franck.
Good fish specialties.
Formula menu for lunch at 21 €! starter + dish + dessert !!
Hours: 11: 00-15: 00.18: 00-23: 00
Simple Creole typical dishes and very well prepared between 12 and 18 €, air conditioned room. Nico nice boss humorous. Appetizer salad and Creole sausage offered.
A good address, without fuss.
Salads, fresh fish, tapas
Daily 9 to 17h
You can find everything there: homemade pizza, tapas, dishes from la Reunion, french dishes. Large capacity restaurant, noisy ! Poor quality of service and food. There are much better at Saint Leu.
Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 23 pm 30
Carpaccio, salads and fish mainly.
Try the "Goûte à Tout"
Wednesday 11: 45-14: 15,19: 00-22: 00
on 11: 45-14: 15,19: 00-22: 00
Friday 11: 45-14: 15,19: 00-22: 00
Saturday 11: 45-14: 15,19: 00-22: 00
Sunday 11: 45-14: 15,19: 00-22: 00
Monday 11: 45-14: 15,19: 00-22: 00
Also takeaway from 7 pm
To celebrate an exceptional event. High gastronomy! It has its price too: first menu at 85 €, drinks not included, + 55 € for 4 glasses of wine. Reservations required
Small family restaurant close to Kélonia, small in name, grandiose in the dishes! A delight of artisanal and creative cuisine! Everything is fresh and tasty… the ceviche is better than in Peru, the Tataki is worthy of the country at sunrise. Professional and friendly service that still offers an appetizer, appreciable nowadays, and a wine list by the glass served with attention and refinement. Reasonable addition for such quality. NRreservation desired.
Fresh fish, raw, half-cooked, grilled, sushi. Fantastic Degustation Menu, starter - main course - dessert …fish in all its variations !
Wednesday 12: 00-14: 00,19: 00-22: 00
on 12: 00-14: 00 19: 00-22: 00
Friday 12: 00-14: 00,19: 00-22: 00
Saturday 12: 00-14: 00,19: 00-22: 00
Sunday 12: 00-14: 00,19: 00-22: 00
Monday 12: 00-14: 00,19: 00-22: 00
Tuesday 12: 00-14: 00,19: 00-22: 00
Suggest a change
The landing stage is a restaurant that offers since 2008 a mixed cuisine, Lyon specialties, curries, bread or homemade pastries, all products are fresh !! Relaxed atmosphere, in the heart of the city of Saint Paul, close to the fairground market. Reservation required.
Open from 12:00 to 13:45
And in the evening from 19:00 to 21:00
Extensions on Friday and Saturday evenings until 9:30 pm
Closed on Sunday evening, Thursday evening and Monday all day
Good address in a Creole hut, with a beautiful garden, around its tree. Quality gastronomy, prices follow...
10 : 00 - 17 : 00
10 : 00 - 17 : 00
10 : 00 - 17 : 00
10 : 00 - 23 : 00
10 : 00 - 17 : 00
Specialty Chicken Yassa, delicious, 19 €. Good food. (Some quite expensive meat dishes)
Original food presentation, taste before ordering. Good salad of fresh palm.
A bit too touristy in high season, the service can be improved.
Every day from 11 to 16h.
Traditional farm cuisine of la Reunion. Meal at 25 €, starter + main dish + dessert. Open daily for lunch and dinner except Sunday night.
Specialty of Salazie: trout from Salazie, " Chochou" in all its forms, charcuterie from Salazie
Open every day
(Except Thursday evening and Friday afternoon and evening in low season)
Service 11: 30 to 13: 45 and 6: 30 P.m. to 7: 45 P.m.
Bar near the marina. Music Programming La Rondavelle
In Etang Saint Leu, in the parking lot of the butcher shop, order well in advance, high traffic!
Open 11.45am-1.45pm and 6pm-8.30pm, closed Sunday and Wednesday
3 dishes of the day to order by such preferably
Ideal for reheating in the microwave on your terrace in the evening.
Do not miss the lasagna on Monday and Friday, succulent!
Just in front of Leader Price
Before your visit to the volcano Piton de la Fournaise, see the webcams to ensure good weather on this link: webcams Piton Fournaise
You can also check the bulletin Météo France on this link (in french) : météo france
Caution however, we are on a tropical island, weather forecasts are rarely reliable. Conditions change rapidly over a short distance, depending on the altitude too.
The best thing is to observe conditions in real time, and not hesitate to change the destination of the day, depending on the conditions.
We have selected for you over 200 unique activities, you can book and pay online.
Some activities are often fully booked (eg overflight Ulm), better book before arriving on our beautiful island!
Simply click on the link : Activities List, on line
Ideally located along the island's west coast, the small town of Saint-Leu not only has plenty to appeal to holidaymakers in search of leisure and relaxation, but also attracts lovers of cultural heritage. As well as boasting a pleasant sandy beach with shade provided by Australian pines, a peaceful lagoon in which to enjoy a swim and a renowned surf spot, the charming seaside resort of Saint-Leu also has several of Réunion's major tourist attractions within its territory. Examples include the Stella Matutina museum and its exhibitions about the history of sugar cane cultivation and industry on the island; Kélonia, a sea turtle observatory and awareness-raising, research and treatment centre for these endangered species; the Salt Museum, located on the protected natural site of the famous Pointe au Sel; and Réunion botanical garden in the heights of Saint-Leu, a magnificent haven of peace with many native plants and rare varieties.
In the town centre, which stretches along the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy a nice walk around the harbour and the charming Place de la Mairie, where you can admire old buildings from the French East India Company.
Built in 1859 following a cholera epidemic that apparently stopped at the gates of de Saint-Leu, the Chapel of Our Lady of La Salette is perched at the top of a Way of the Cross and attracts many pilgrims who come to commemorate this miracle on 19 September each year.
And to unwind after the visits, head towards the lovely beach of Saint-Leu, where you can choose between bathing in the lagoon's calm waters, napping or enjoying a picnic under the screwpine trees, exploring the sea beds in flippers, mask and snorkel, or paragliding over the lagoon!
On the magnificent, wild rocky coast that runs from Saint-Leu to L'Étang-Salé-les-Bains, you can witness the astonishing spectacle of Le Souffleur (literally meaning "the Blower"), a natural phenomenon caused by the repeated onslaught of the sea swell, with an impressive jet of sea-spray that can reach heights of several metres!
In the heights of Saint-Leu, at Les Colimaçons, lies a wonderful estate devoted to plant life on Réunion. In this haven of peace and tranquillity, full of native plants and other rare species, you can enjoy a pleasant walk to discover some exceptional plant collections. The Coffee Bushes collection, Bamboo Ravine collection, Historical Plants collection, Orchard collection, Réunion collection, Succulents collection, Palm Trees collection, and Orchids and Ferns collection boast a range of remarkable plants that you can admire in the different parts of the estate! Lovers of built heritage also have the opportunity to visit a delightful Creole house that once belonged to the Marquis de Chateauvieux.
Guided tours of the Réunion, Orchard and Historical Plants collections are also available for all those who want to find out more about these three botanical areas.
Restaurant on the spot : Le Vieux Pressoir
Based in an old sugar factory in the municipality of Saint-Leu, the Stella Matutina Museum, which has been awarded the Musée de France label, tells the story of sugar cane cultivation and the sugar industry on Réunion in its various exhibition areas. Fully rehabilitated and reopened to the public in June 2015, this industrial site converted into a cultural destination offers a remarkable journey through the history of sugar on the Bourbon island. On a visit to this most interesting attraction, you can learn all about the world of sugar, from the development of sugar technology to the secrets of sugar manufacturing, through the importance of this industry to Réunion society…
The Stella Matutina site also contains an auditorium with 400 seats, a 4D cinema, a documentation centre, educational areas, a temporary exhibition room, and a gift shop selling local crafts.
Lundi : Fermé
Du mardi au dimanche de 9h30 à 17h30.
Fermeture de la billetterie à 16h45.
Durée de la visite (estimation) : au minimum 1h30. Visite complète et détaillée : 3h.
Visites guidées gratuites (visites assurées selon la disponibilité des médiateurs / durée 2h/ de 6 à 20 personnes max.) : Du mardi au samedi : à 10h et à 14h/ Pas de visite guidée les dimanches et jours fériés.
Fermé les 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er novembre et 25 décembre.
Fermeture à 13h30 les 24 et 31 décembre.
Located by the seaside on the west coast of Réunion, at the north exit of the town of Saint-Leu, the Kélonia site is not just a place for raising awareness of the environment and sea turtles; it is also a research and treatment centre for these protected species. At the centre, sick or injured turtles are cared for before being released into the ocean once they have recovered.
Open to visitors, the sea turtle observatory has a three-part museum trail for you to follow: the Discovery area, where you can see the various environments inhabited by these marine reptiles during the course of their biological cycle, and admire several species of sea turtles in a huge open-air pool; the Confrontation room, where the exhibition documents the close links between human societies and sea turtles in different eras and places; and the Future area, equipped with multimedia and interactive displays, addressing the issue of how to preserve these endangered species and their habitats.
For a scenic way to round off your visit, be sure to go up to the top of the observation tower. From there you will have a lovely view of Kélonia's pools and the Bay of Saint-Leu! Before leaving the area, you can also pay a visit to the centre's gift shop selling local craft items.
Do you know why there are so many turtles on the terrace of the guesthouse? It has nothing to do with Kelonia, but to do with the fact that Carine, your hostess, was one day christened “totore” (turtle) while she was climbing Etna volcano at a very slow pace. Slowly but surely she reached every tops of volcanoes, but since then she received turtles from all over the world
Owned by the Coast Conservatory and located on Réunion's west coast, to the south of the seaside resort of Saint-Leu, the Pointe au Sel headland is a protected natural site where the plant life is preserved. Its name meaning "salt headland" comes from the presence of salt pans in the area. The only place on the island where salt is still made, this unique spot has its own wonderful Salt Museum which you are welcome to visit. Based in the old building that was once used to store salt, it has a permanent exhibition about the famous condiment and the salt pans of the Indian Ocean. After your visit, you might be lucky enough to see the salt workers in action, applying skills they have kept alive there since 1942...
Within the Domaine de la Pointe des Châteaux, a farm of more than 7 hectares, the coconut house is nestled in the heart of a coconut grove and a tropical garden.
The workshop consists of three parts:
This "Discoveries" workshop is aimed at both children and adults.
Duration: 2 hours.
Opening hours: 10am and 2pm
On the sweet side, you can enjoy our artisanal coconut ice creams and other fruits of Reunion, our coconut rocks and other sweet delights.
No need to book to enjoy it!
Open Monday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Coconut discovery workshop 12 € (on reservation)
Stroll amid bamboos, aquatic plants, geranium collection, blue flowers, dreams stream, dye plants, aphrodisiacs plants, sacred plants of Hinduism, reed sea, all plants are referenced and categorized by themes.
Designed in the English style, this tropical botanical and ethno-landscaped garden offers a walk in a park of 2.5 hectares involving 600 endemic and imported species, spices and tropical scents in the heart of the seaside resort St. Gilloise
Open daily from 10: 00 to 18: 00
(Exept December 25 and January 1)
An old colonial property in the heights of Saint-Paul in Saint-Gilles-les-Hauts, the Villèle estate nowadays houses a museum telling the story of a rich family of colonists who shaped the history of the island in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now open to the public, the mansion that was once home to Madame Desbassayns, an iconic and controversial figure in the history of Réunion, recreates the living environment of the Desbassayns family during the dark times of slave-trading, with period furniture, historical documents and decorative art objects.
After visiting the history museum's permanent and temporary collections, the tour of the Villèle estate continues with the lush garden, the old slaves' hospital, the kitchen, the sugar factory ruins and the charming chapel, named Chapelle Pointue. This listed Historic Monument is architecturally original, shaped like a rotunda with a tall, pointed roof on top. Built in the 19th century at the request of Madame Desbassayns, it contains her tomb as well as a polychrome statue of St. Michael.
Not far from the estate, towards L'Éperon, shopaholics will find all they could wish for in the studios and boutiques of the craft village. Based on the site of an old sugar factory, this welcoming and relaxing place is sure to tempt you with its pottery, ceramics, stained glass, jewellery, clothing and other decorative objects!
The Gol sugar factory: The route takes you through all the sugar trade secrets. A stop will be made at each stage of the process and explanations will be provided. Upon reservation only during the sugar season, from July to December. (Try the night tour, fun guaranteed !!)
Visit only in times of sugar campaign from July to December from Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 21h and Thursday from 8: 30 to 16h.
Reservations and information
By phone + 33 2 62 91 05 47
By day: € 12 adults and € 6 child (12 years to 17 years inclusive). Group rates beyond ten people (adult or child alike).
By night: € 12 adults and € 6 child
Tucked away from the wind and the sea swell, along the north-west coast of Réunion, the municipality of Saint-Paul offers a good many leisure and sightseeing opportunities to its visitors in search of a change of scene and a chance to unwind. Its vast territory indeed includes the island's most beautiful beaches. Those of Boucan Canot, L'Ermitage and Saline-les-Bains, to name but a few, will delight you with their fine sand and wonderful swimming waters! Meanwhile, sports enthusiasts can enjoy a range of water sports such as sea kayaking, sailing and snorkelling.
If you are in the area at the end of the week, don't miss the famous open-air market in Saint-Paul, which is held every Friday morning on the seafront esplanade. Considered as one of Réunion's most picturesque markets, this colourful, flavourful event is sure to charm you, with its wonderful stands of local fruit and vegetables, spices, chilli peppers, honey and crafts. During your shopping trip, be sure to take a break and try the delicious chilli pepper sweets, samosas and other Creole specialities available there! A real treat…
Not far from there, you can take a little walk to the Saint-Paul wharf to admire the bay and the Indian Ocean, before heading to the charming Place du Général de Gaulle, located in the city centre, where you can not only see the elegant façade of the city hall but also relax near the fountain, in the shade of the trees and palms. Joggers and walkers will enjoy a trip to the Saint-Paul pond, a protected area and listed National Nature Reserve, or they might opt for a walk or run along the sea, maybe following the pleasant fitness trail in the national forest.
At the southern exit from the city, towards Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, lies the Saint-Paul marine cemetery, a particularly picturesque site and a listed historic monument. Established next to the ocean along a beautiful black sand beach, this unique place contains the graves of famous people like the poet Leconte de Lisle, the painter Arthur Grimaud or the pirate Olivier Levasseur aka La Buse (The Buzzard). Opposite the cemetery, on the other side of the main road, you can enjoy a very pleasant picnic in the Premiers Français cave park. This cavern, now closed to the public, is where the island's first French settlers are thought to have found refuge…
There are the 2 guides that are exciting Sébastien and William sharing their passion for la Réunion, going back in history and traditions of the island by visiting the garden. We learn many things through stories rich in humor and culture. Ideal start of the vacation! only in french
Tuesday to Saturday 10: 30 to 14: 30
Sunday at 10: 30 and 15: 00
Tuesday to Sunday from 9: 30 am to 17: 00
Closing the ticket at 16: 00
Tariff (or guided) :
Adult: 7 €
Children under 12: 3,50 €
Closed 3 weeks in June, January 1, May 1, December 24 and 25 December 31
This is the way to access from our Guest House, count 1 hour drive. Do not use Gps. To come back, preferably take the classic route to Saint Paul.
A walk to the Grand Bénare, take about 6 hours. There is a shorter loop by going to La Glacière. Start early in the morning, clouds are coming soon!
La Saga du Rhum, expensive visit and a little short, nice shop (accessible without the visit). Monday to Sunday from 10am to 18pm - Ticket office closes at 17h. Closed: January 1 and 2, May 1, from 08 to 30 June inclusive, 14 July, 1 November and 25 December
Savanna More interesting, combined visit of the sugar factory and distillery, Booking needed. Opening hours on the link. On the east side of the island.
Located in the south of Réunion, between Le Bras de la Plaine and Le Bras de Cilaos, the characterful village of L'Entre-Deux, which remained unspoilt for a long time due to being hard to access, has preserved a number of typical Creole cottages known as cases créoles. To discover them, a map of a Creole house circuit is available from the Tourist Office. There is also a guided tour of 1h30 for built heritage enthusiasts. And for a little rest after touring the village's delightful homes, what could be nicer than a short stop by the beautiful arboretum full of native tree varieties, located near the Tourist Office…
This charming, green holiday resort in the Hauts area of the island is also known for its crafts and in particular weaving giant cabuya, a succulent plant from the agavaceae family that is known locally as choca. This traditional activity, which is still kept alive in L'Entre-Deux, is honoured every July at the Choca Festival, with a programme of craft demonstrations and giant cabuya-based dishes!
The Piton Cabri and La Fenêtre are located at the top of the forest area of Makes and are exceptional lookouts on Cilaos, beautiful descent in a cryptomerias forest.
Access : Click on the map above and follow your GPS (from St. Louis, the output Gol follow Makes Makes the village, take the direction of the window Do not go up to the window > about 7 km leave your car on the roadside, a few parking spaces at the point taken on the plan).
Avoid Sunday, many people.
Located at the entrance of the Southern Wild, in the municipality of Petite-Ile, the Grande Anse beach has everything to please fans of idleness and other lovers of coastal landscapes! A beautiful bay nestled at the foot of the Piton Grande Anse, with white sand, coconut trees, shady lawns, bowling and picnic areas. This exceptional site, much appreciated by families Reunion - and we understand why! - is ideal to rest, relax or stroll along the Indian Ocean, before heading back towards the other wonders of the Southern Wild... The swimming here is dangerous due to strong currents and the presence of sharks, fitted natural pool south of the beach allows young and old to enjoy the pleasures of the sea in peace.
Dos d'Âne, a small village in the hills around the municipality of La Possession, is the starting point for many hiking trails including the one that goes via the famous Cape Noir belvedere. Lasting around two hours, the short circular walk around the rock named Roche Verre Bouteille will first take you to the deep valley of the Galets river, before arriving at the remarkable site of the Cape Noir peak. From this marvellous belvedere, which has a kiosk and orientation table, on a clear morning you can enjoy outstanding views of the natural cirque of Mafate! Walkers then have two options: those wishing for a shorter walk can go back to the starting point the way they came (15 minutes approximately) ; those wishing to continue along the circuit can carry on towards the ridge, climbing up several secure metal ladders to reach the Roche Verre Bouteille, a vertical rock whose name means "Bottle Glass Rock", a reference to its bottle-like shape. An impressive trail where you can not only admire Mafate but also Dos d'Âne and the island's west coast…
The highest point on the island of Réunion, at 3,071 metres in altitude, the Piton des Neiges is an old, now dormant volcano that has not been active for over 12,000 years. This mountain massif, which was formed around five million years ago and emerged from the Indian Ocean over three million years ago, gave birth to the island that we know today. Located at the centre of Réunion, to the north of the Cilaos cirque and to the south of the Salazie cirque, the Piton des Neiges' name means "snow peak" but on the contrary, it is not constantly covered in snow despite its high altitude and cool temperatures. In fact, snowy spells are rare and it is quite unusual to see its peak covered with a white mantle.
Popular with walking enthusiasts, its ascent is regarded as difficult and can begin from Cilaos, Salazie or the Cafres plain, preferably in a clear day wearing warm clothes, following one of the three trails leading to the Caverne Dufour refuge located just down from the top of the Piton des Neiges, at 2,470 metres in altitude. Nestling in the very heart of Réunion National Park, this gîte is a stopping place for many hikers who come to explore the island's tallest mountain massif, as it allows them to break the ascent up into two days. To watch the sunrise from the top of the Piton des Neiges, you will need to pack a torch and leave the refuge at around 4 am to ascend the 600 remaining metres, which is about two hours' walk. Once you reach the top, your efforts will not only be rewarded by a sublime sunrise, but also by a fabulous view of the whole island and the Indian Ocean! A unique 360° panorama, revealing in particular the famous cirques of Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie.
An unmissable part of any tour of the Wild South, Cap Méchant and its jagged coast, lashed by the ocean swell, have plenty to enchant lovers of marine landscapes. This extremely well landscaped destination, a top attraction on Réunion located between Saint-Joseph and Saint-Philippe, will delight walkers with its pleasant paths and very beautiful viewpoints. It is also wonderful for picnickers, with its kiosk and lawn in the shade of the screwpine trees. An ideal site for a stroll, ramble or simply to sit and admire the seabirds as they come and go, and the fascinating spectacle of the waves crashing against the basalt rock…
A unesco world Heritage Site, like its neighbours Mafate and Salazie, Cilaos cirque is an exceptional backdrop for the spa resort of the same name that nestles at the heart of this unique place. Located in the heights of Saint-Louis, at the foot of the famous Piton des Neiges, this unspoilt territory belonging to Réunion National Park is a delight for lovers of nature, hiking and canyoning.
Accessible via the famous road with 400 bends, a superb route of thirty kilometres which is both narrow and winding, the pleasant little town of Cilaos, not only known for its spas with healing powers, but also for its lentils, wines and sparkling water, welcomes you for a relaxing gourmet break.
Boasting a wide range of shops, restaurants and accommodation, the resort is an ideal starting point for a walk in the surrounding natural sites. The ascent of the Piton des Neiges (difficult - 8-hour return trip - 1,700 metres change in altitude), the climb up the Taïbit pass (difficult - 4h30 return trip - 800 metres change in altitude), the Sources path (easy - circular walk of 1h30) or the path to the Bras Rouge waterfall (quite easy - 2h30 return trip) are just some of the fabulous hikes you can enjoy in the vicinity of the town of Cilaos. The ones to the Piton des Neiges and the Taïbit pass offer magnificent views of the Cilaos cirque! These fantastic landscapes are best admired early in the morning, before the clouds come along… Less athletic visitors can settle for a trip to the Roche Merveilleuse belvedere, a site easily accessible to tourists with a splendid panoramic view of Cilaos and its mountain cirque. To enjoy another beautiful viewpoint, you should head to Îlet à Cordes, a charming hamlet known for lentil-growing, located 9 kilometres south-west of the town.
The Irénée Accot spa in the hills around the resort of Cilaos, will delight anyone who loves to be pampered, as well as those wishing to unwind after an energetic hike. Hydrotherapy treatments, manual relaxation, seaweed body wraps and sessions in the sauna or Turkish bath are among the benefits that are sure to leave you feeling relaxed!
To stock up on fresh produce and other local specialities, head to the outdoor market held every Sunday morning on Rue des Écoles, in the town centre. The ideal place to buy supplies of wine or lentils from Cilaos! Food-lovers should not miss the famous lentil festival that takes place every October at harvest time. A celebratory event dedicated to the famous pulse, with a series of exhibitions, lectures, entertainment, tastings and a gastronomy competition.
The tours are for tea lovers who want to know everything about the history of tea in Reunion Island, from its manufacture to its harvest. Also find the geranium with its still and attend the distillation when the season allows.
At the end of the visit, discover all our products at the Maison du Thé from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Guided tours at the following times: 10am – 11am – 2pm – 3pm only by reservation.
Our visits last about 1 hour.
Visitors are welcomed with free admission until 3:30 p.m.
Located on the south-east tip of Réunion, the municipality of Saint-Philippe is indisputably worth a detour thanks to its natural treasures and relaxed way of life.
The famous Cape Méchant, set in the heart of the magnificent Wild South, indeed has plenty to appeal to lovers of marine landscapes, with its jagged basalt coast lashed by mighty waves… This very well-landscaped tourist site dotted with paths and kiosks delights walkers as well as picnickers. Not far from there, towards the village of Saint-Philippe, you can take a rest at the site of the Puits des Anglais well in Le Baril, a very pleasant spot for relaxing with its natural swimming pool, lawn shaded by screwpine trees, picnic tables and barbecues. Built in the 19th century at the request of the Réunion scientist Joseph Hubert, the well that still stands there today was used to collect the fresh water that ran down the slopes of the volcano, before mains water was introduced… Nearby, when the sea swell is strong, you can see the Souffleur d'Arbonne and its impressive water jet.
Lovers of forest walks can take the Mare Longue botanical path, a beautiful route through the primary tropical forest. At Mare Longue, plant enthusiasts can also enjoy the delightful perfume and spice garden on the volcanic flow which is around 800 years old. A haven of peace offering an ideal place to relax, with over 1,500 species of plants, trees and flowers, ranging from geranium to vetiver, through ylang-ylang, cardamom, vanilla and clove.
Nestled in the heart of the Southern Wild, a lava flow dating back almost 800 years, the garden of perfumes and spices, located in the municipality of Saint-Philippe, is a haven of peace and tranquility, which no holds less 1500 species perfumes, spices or ornaments. remarkable trees, rare plants and other exceptional endemic plants take place in the heart of the beautiful rainforest Mare Longue. Ylang-ylang, vetiver, clove, cardamom, but also palm trees, orchids, ferns and fruit trees are treasures of Reunion fauna that can be admired in free or guided tour!
The garden is freely visit, but the ideal is to enjoy one of our two daily tours at 10:30 and 14:30. A passionate guide will take you for about 1:30 flora Reunion an educational way, under its scientific and historical aspects. Every day from 9h to 17h.
Spanning 105,447 hectares, Réunion National Park covers 42% of the island's surface and contains exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like the majestic cirques of Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie, as well as the famous Piton des Neiges peak and the Piton de la Fournaise volcano.
As well as its remarkable landscapes featuring peaks, cirques and ramparts, this unspoilt territory has fauna and flora that are unique in the world, with around 230 native plant species and endangered rare birds, such as the Mascarene Petrel, the Réunion Cuckooshrike (or Tuit-tuit), Barau's Petrel (known locally as Taille-vent), and the Réunion Marsh Harrier (or Papangue), the island's only raptor.
To discover the biodiversity and other countless marvels of Réunion National Park, nothing beats a hike with family and friends! One of the island's most popular activities, this sporty activity much loved by Réunion locals is a way to enjoy natural sites of outstanding beauty which are often only accessible by walking, like the Mafate cirque and the Piton des Neiges. Around 1,000 kilometres of paths are available to lovers of country walks, who are spoilt for choice here when it comes to practising their favourite hobby. Bélouve Gîte - Trou de Fer Belvedere (3-hour return trip - easy); Col des Boeufs pass - La Nouvelle (4h30 return trip - easy); Bellecombe Pass - Dolomieu Crater (5-hour return trip - quite difficult) and Cilaos - Piton des Neiges (8-hour return trip - difficult) are just some of the remarkable trails that you can explore during a stay on Réunion.
The Park House (Maison du Parc) in La Plaine-des-Palmistes is open to visitors and invites you to discover its permanent exhibition entitled "Réunion, island of nature, heart of people", about Réunion's natural environment, as well as its pleasant gardens with native plant species.
A unesco world Heritage Site like the cirques of Mafate, Cilaos and Salazie, the Piton de la Fournaise peak, whose highest point is at 2,632 metres in altitude, is one of the world's most active volcanoes. Known for its frequent eruptions that take place every nine months on average, it is also one of the most closely monitored volcanoes in the world. Easily accessible via the Volcano forest road starting in the middle of the Cafres plain, at the village of Bourg-Murat, the Piton de la Fournaise is also the most visited tourist site on the island!
Made up of a large dome set amid a vast area of subsidence called the Enclosure (Enclos), this imposing volcanic massif that emerged 500,000 years ago is now a treat for hikers and thrill-seekers. Located right at the heart of Réunion National Park and only accessible outside of eruption periods, the Fournaise volcano is sure to impress you with its lunar landscapes, thousand-year-old craters, hardened lava and very special flora…
Departing from the Bellecombe pass, two hiking circuits which are very popular with walkers will take you to discover this mysterious mineral world: the Nez Coupé de Sainte-Rose path (medium difficulty - 3h30 return trip - 350 metres change in altitude), for its amazing views of the volcanic massif and the Indian Ocean; and the Dolomieu balcony (quite difficult - 5h return trip - 500 metres change in altitude), to get up close to the volcano! This second route, as unique as it is fascinating, will not only give you a fabulous panoramic view of the Dolomieu crater from the observation platform, but also offers other places of interest, like the Formica Léo crater and the Rosemont Chapel rock formation, both located within the Fouqué enclosure.
Dotted with many remarkable viewpoints, the Volcan tourist road, which starts at Bourg-Murat and takes you to the Bellecombe pass, is well worth taking the time to explore. There are several particularly inviting places to stop: the Nez de Boeuf belvedere and its sublime panorama of the Remparts river valley; the spectacular viewpoint over the Commerson crater; the magnificent, warm-coloured panorama of the Sables plain; or the Bellecombe pass and its beautiful view of the vast, desert-like expanse of the Fouqué enclosure, surrounded by ramparts.
Located in the hills around the municipality of Le Tampon, right at the heart of the Cafres plain, the Cité du Volcan museum in Bourg-Murat will take you on a trip in the fascinating world of volcanoes. Modern and fun, its interactive exhibits that use innovative technological procedures such as augmented reality, holographic projection and multi-touch surfaces will delight adults and children in equal measure!
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Established in 1968, the Bras Panon vanilla cooperative allows to discover the famous vanilla Reunion and the various stages of preparation.
Vanilla is grown in the most beautiful forests of the island of Reunion, on volcanic flows naturally.
The cooperative offers a guided tour of forty minutes to discover the different stages of transformation, from planting to marketing vanilla.
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Not far away, the farmhouse of Mrs. Hannibal, duck recipe vanilla, see "restaurants"
In the heights of Hell-Bourg, at 1,500 metres in altitude, lies a vast plateau covered in a magnificent, unspoilt forest. Protected by Réunion National Park and listed as a biological reserve, Bélouve primary forest is home to many native species like the fanjan tree fern, the Hauts tamarind and a number of orchids. Accessible by car via a road through Bébour forest, departing from the village of La Plaine-des-Palmistes, or on foot along a craggy path from the islet of Hell-Bourg, this wonderful area is particularly suitable for hiking.
As well as being able to enjoy its lovely tamarind grove, as well as a quantity of exotic plants lining the roads and paths, you can also take the famous marked trail to the Trou de Fer belvedere, a particularly unspoilt place where on a fine day you can admire an impressive waterfall rushing down the middle of a canyon covered in greenery. To get there, you will need to walk for around 3 hours there and back, starting by the sentier de l'Ecole Normale (parking 2 km before gîte de Bélouve) .. A very beautiful trail through the heart of the luxuriant primary forest, where caution is advised as the path can become slippery and muddy after rain.
Lovers of scenery will also enjoy a trip to the Bélouve esplanade, a particularly well-landscaped site with a picnic area and orientation table, with truly exceptional panoramic views of the Salazie cirque and the Piton des Neiges! Not far from there, anyone wanting to learn more about the history of the old forest cable car and the Hauts tamarind grove can visit the permanent exhibition entitled "Bélouve the great legacy, legacy of the people". Meanwhile, the Somin Tamarin, a sightseeing path within the tamarind grove dotted with signs and interactive terminals, accessible to people with reduced mobility and sight-impaired people, is an ideal way to discover the local flora!
Located in the Hauts de Saint-André, to the north-east of the island, the Salazie cirque is not only the most verdant but also the most accessible of all the cirques on Réunion. A unesco world Heritage Site like its neighbours Mafate and Cilaos, this unspoilt territory with a humid climate and abundant vegetation has many waterfalls among its mountainous ramparts. The most impressive is indisputably that of the "Bride's Veil" (Voile de la Mariée), an immense waterfall that splits into several small ones, which you can admire from the road between Salazie and Hell-Bourg! The climatic conditions of Salazie also make it ideal for growing chayote, known locally as chouchou, the famous vegetable belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family that people on Réunion particularly enjoy in a gratin, and which you can sample in many local restaurants… In fact, a chouchou festival takes place every June in Hell-Bourg, an event full of flavours and activities celebrating the local emblem.
A haven of peace and greenery, the Salazie cirque invites you to explore its lush landscapes, during a hike on its marked paths or a bicycle or car trip along its peaceful little roads among the vegetation. As well as its magnificent unspoilt environment, this flagship destination of Réunion National Park also boasts a remarkable built heritage, as evidenced by the Hell-Bourg islet, a magnificent little village listed among France's most beautiful villages, which still have some lovely Creole houses with colourful façades that were built during its heyday as a spa destination. The superb Folio house is open to visitors and is sure to delight you with its refined style and charming tropical garden!
Heritage enthusiasts will also want to stop at Grand Îlet, a village perched at an altitude of around 1,100 metres, where the flagship edifice is the splendid Church of Saint Martin, a listed Historic Monument whose walls are covered with tamarind shingle. From there you can travel along the Bélier road, a beautiful itinerary through the Hauts forest that will guide you all the way to the Col des Boeufs car park, the starting point for the famous walking trail to the Mafate cirque.
To enjoy magnificent views over the Salazie cirque, hikers should be sure to take the footpath between Hell-Bourg and the Bélouve plateau (medium difficulty - 600 metres change in altitude - 3h30 return trip). The efforts made during the ascent will be rewarded upon arrival by an exceptional panoramic view of the verdant Salazie cirque and the famous Piton des Neiges. There is also a particularly well-landscaped esplanade where you can take a well-deserved picnic break!
The hike to the Anchaing Piton departing from the Îlet à Vidot (medium difficulty - 750 metres change in altitude - 4h30 return trip), not recommended for people prone to vertigo, will reveal fabulous viewpoints over the whole Salazie cirque…
Departing from Hell-Bourg, a lovely and pleasant walk (medium difficulty - 600 metres in altitude - 4-hour circuit) will enable you to discover not only the Manouilh spring but also a majestic cryptomeria forest!
In the municipality of Saint-Benoît, heading towards La Plaine-des-Palmistes, lies an exceptional natural site, the Grand Étang, which is reached by walking for around twenty minutes along a pleasant path. Surrounded by tall basalt ramparts, this lake of 50 hectares, supplied by rain water and several waterfalls, enjoys a wonderfully peaceful, green setting full of lush, unspoilt plant life… This particularly relaxing spot is an ideal place to rest and recuperate, and you can explore it by following a path around the lake of about 4 kilometres. More motivated walkers on the trail will enjoy a little half-hour detour to go and admire the majestic Bras d'Annette waterfalls that pour into the Grand Étang! It should however be noted that the lake can sometimes be dry during droughts or flooded during heavy rain…
Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the charming islet of Hell-Bourg nestles right at the heart of the famous, verdant cirque of Salazie, in the centre of Réunion. This high-altitude village, where it is a little cooler than on the coast, not only enjoys a pleasant climate but also a magnificent, unspoilt mountain environment, ideal for hiking.
Hell-Bourg also boasts some pretty Creole houses, as evidenced by the picturesque, colourful façades of the shopping street, Rue du Général de Gaulle… The village owes its delightfully quaint charm to its status as a former spa resort, which sadly ceased its activities in the mid-20th century following a cyclone and landslides. Some very beautiful houses still remain from this period of splendour, like the famous Folio house, but also the relics of the old thermal baths by a small river, just down from the village. A very pleasant, green site, accessible via a pretty, sloping path which walkers in search of peace and quiet will particularly appreciate when taking a short rest…
One of the finest examples of Hell-Bourg's heritage, the colonial-style Folio house and its tropical garden are incontestably worth a visit. During the guided tour, as well as its refined atmosphere and traditional Creole furniture, you will see a very beautiful, lush garden and a very charming fountain and guétali (a traditional kiosk-like construction).
For lovers of walking, there are many hiking opportunities in the area. One of the nicest hikes is the one to the Bélouve plateau. Your efforts during the ascent with a 600-metre change in altitude will be rewarded upon arrival by a superb panoramic view of the natural cirque of Salazie and the famous Piton des Neiges. A very well-designed belvedere where you can enjoy a well-deserved picnic break!
A jewel of Hauts Reunion, located in the municipalities of Saint-Paul and La Possession, Mafate has the distinction of being the only circus of the island to be accessible only on foot or by helicopter. Ranked as neighbors Cilaos and Salazie, World Heritage of Unesco, this exceptional territory, both preserved and protected auto nuisance, home to an incredible biodiversity, rich in endemic species. Paradise for hikers and other nature lovers, with around 180 kilometers of trails, this haven of peace and tranquility, surrounded by steep walls, will leave you with unforgettable memories… A unique place in the world where you can not only admire fantastic wild landscapes, but also to meet the inhabitants of Mafate, numbering about 750, who populate the nine islets circus. An unforgettable getaway and will be even more if you spend the night there in one of the cottages with breakfast tables. A moment not only user friendly, but also ideal for enjoying the whole atmosphere and serene places…
Several walking routes, more or less long and difficult, provide access to the heart of Mafate. The classic route and easiest (4h30 round trip - 700 meters altitude) is the one that begins in # # neck of the Oxen, accessible from Salazie #, which can reach the islet #!## New, the most populous town of Mafate, through the beautiful and mysterious plain Tamarins the many crooked trees. Popular with walkers for a lunch break or a night halt, the village of New seduce you with its wooden chalets, charming church, its beautiful walking in grass and privileged.
You can also visit # # # Cilaos Mafate since, taking the amount of the route to Col Taïbit (3 hour ascent - 800 meters of elevation gain - difficult)!, A route to go preferably early in the morning before the arrival of clouds that might block the view… once at the pass, the effort during the climb is rewarded with a breathtaking panorama, not only in Cilaos, but also in Mafate! After a well-deserved break, the hike continues downhill (1 hour walk) to the islet of Marla, a small hamlet surrounded by pastures, nestled at the foot of Grand Bénare at 1645 meters where you can stop at the snack bar or spend the night in one of his houses or cottages. From here you can visit the famous site of the Three Rocks, via a steep path down along the river Pebbles. Located halfway between Marla and the islet of Roche Plate, this unique natural site impress with its three large blocks of basalt and its beautiful waterfall flowing into a deep chasm. An exceptional place, but also dangerous, where caution should be in order! Several options are then available to you: back to Marla and reach the islet of Roche Plate or New, where many trails await for you to discover the many natural treasures and other small villages such islet of Mafate orange Îlet à Malheur or Aurère!
Do you want to have a fun time during a collective activity accessible to all ? Go paddle rafting in the lagoon of Trou d'Eau in Reunion Island !
Whether it's a holiday, a hen party or even a seminar, whatever the occasion, we have found the perfect group activity to have a great time on the water ! Try paddle rafting, and paddle from your big paddle on the lagoon of Saint-Gilles, at the Trou d'Eau beach in Saline-les-Bains, on the west coast of Reunion Island. Indeed, the Trou d'Eau beach and its turquoise blue lagoon are the perfect place to practice paddle rafting, an original and super fun water sport.
Accompanied by a qualified sports instructor, you will paddle on a giant paddle with a span of about 5.5 m along the lagoon of Saint-Gilles and the beach of Trou d'Eau, lined with coconut and filaos trees. During this hour of initiation, you will discover an incredible underwater biodiversity under your feet. So open your eyes wide !
For the lucky ones, you will even be able to paddle with the rays or the turtles at your side. All this in complete safety, thanks to the natural coral reef of the Saint-Gilles lagoon, the most popular on Reunion Island.
Paddle rafting is a fun activity accessible to all ! Come and discover the lagoon of Saint-Gilles from the beach of Trou d'Eau, its ecosystem, its corals and its typical fishes of the Reunionese waters.
Book your next group activity and try paddle rafting in the lagoon of Trou d'Eau in Reunion Island !
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For rent as in accompanied circuits, our high-end electric bikes will allow you to enjoy without difficulty the diversity of Reunion landscapes offered by the coast, savannah, cane fields, forests and volcano.
Fan of extreme sports ? Thrill-seeker ? Or just an adventurer in search of new experiences ? Fly over the magnificent lagoon of Saint-Leu in a tandem paraglider to discover Reunion Island from the air !
From the sky, you will discover Reunion Island in a different way and will be able to admire all the colors of the lagoon of Saint-Leu and its bay. And with a bit of luck, you will even be able to observe the majestic stingrays of the lagoon or the incredible whales passing by during the southern winter.
During your flight, you will be accompanied by a certified expert who will take care of everything while you relax, sitting comfortably to observe the landscape under your feet. Adrenaline Parapente offers many flights all year round for all ages and all desires. Accessibility and fun are the watchwords of the whole team, so no excuses : fly over one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world for an unforgettable paragliding experience in Reunion Island !
Enjoy a tandem flight on Reunion Island adapted to you, from discovery flights to acrobatic ones, you decide how daring you want to be !
This discovery of paragliding in Saint-Leu in tandem is a unique experience that will leave you with wonderful memories of your stay in Reunion Island. While flying over the superb turquoise waters of the lagoon of the Bay of Saint-Leu, on the west coast of the island, you will enjoy a tandem paragliding experience from an altitude of 800 meters, or even 1,500 meters depending on the flight chosen.
Addict Parapente's instructors offer you 3 different tandem flights to discover paragliding in Saint-Leu according to your wishes, for an average duration of 25 minutes. The instructor will take off from the heights of Saint-Leu behind you in the harness before handing over the controls of the paraglider to introduce you to their handling. He will take over the controls once you have landed, and even before if you have chosen the acrobatic paragliding flight over the Bay of Saint-Leu !
Between the feeling of freedom, sublime landscapes and adrenaline, your first paragliding flight in Saint-Leu will offer you unforgettable moments in Reunion Island !
This activity being technical to organize for aerological and logistical reasons, we propose you other flights over the Bay of Saint-Leu available for reservation.
Come and discover tandem paragliding flight accompanied by a state-qualified instructor over the Piton Maïdo (Saint-Paul) in Reunion Island !
The tandem paragliding flight over the Piton Maïdo is an exceptional flight with a takeoff at 2,200 meters of altitude in front of the Piton des Neiges, on the rampart of the Cirque de Mafate. The aerology is often present there and the scenery is breathtaking along the steep walls of the cirque.
Before takeoff, your instructor will orient you and quickly brief you on the course of the flight. Once you are about to take off, below the Belvedere, you launch with your instructor to gain speed and inflate your glider for a smooth takeoff.
During the flight, you will fly over the rampart that runs along the Cirque de Mafate, between the Grand Bénare and the rivière des Galets. You will enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the cirque and the peaks of the island : Gros Morne, Roche Ecrite and Dimitile, which you may be lucky enough to approach !
During more than 40 minutes, fly in a dream landscape classified as a unesco world Heritage Site ! The return will be either towards Saint-Paul for a magnificent landing on the beach of the Bay of Saint-Paul, or towards Saint-Leu for a landing at the Pointe des Châteaux (more than 15 km of descent).
Don't hesitate any longer and launch yourself into this Piton Maïdo flight which is among the most beautiful in the world !
Discover the lagoon of Saint-Gilles in La Saline-les-Bains, on the west coast of Réunion Island, during a stand up paddle excursion !
The Surf School of Reunion Island welcomes you on the beach of Petit Trou d'Eau, in La Saline-les-Bains on the edge of the lagoon of Saint-Gilles, and proposes to take you on a stand up paddle excursion to discover the underwater fauna and flora of the Réunion Island.
After a quick briefing and some technical advice, you will leave for a stand up paddle trip with your instructor on the lagoon of Saint-Gilles, the most popular of all Réunion Island.
The itinerary will be adapted according to the level of the group and the weather conditions, but you will have the opportunity to discover the inhabitants of the lagoon and to admire the beautiful west coast of Réunion Island. For the lucky ones, you may even have the chance to meet a sea turtle.
With family, friends or as a couple, stand up paddling is a superb activity to discover new sensations and enjoy the aquatic wealth of the lagoon of Saint-Gilles on the Réunion Island.
Discover the Etang-Salé forest on Réunion Island in a different way during an electric bike ride, also called Trott-cross.
Alone, with family or friends, come and discover the different paths of Etang-Salé on a trott-cross ride with an experienced guide. During your ride on an electric bike, you will be able to enjoy the different atypical landscapes that this region of Réunion offers : black sand beaches, dry forests and abandoned quarries.
During your excursion, and depending on your choice of route, you will travel on slightly technical paths but the ergonomics of your trott-cross will allow you to keep your stability and speed for a safe ride and guaranteed sensations !
Depending on your wishes and your level, you can choose between different routes : from the most sporty to the most challenging, there is something for everyone !
A crazy 35 km experience awaits you on Reunion Island with this extreme descent of the Piton Maïdo by mountain bike !
The Piton Maïdo extreme downhill mountain biking tour is for all downhill mountain bikers who want to discover the lush natural beauty of Reunion Island, while enjoying a thrilling ride ! Experienced and passionate instructors offer you 2 different routes to make the most of downhill mountain biking on the Piton Maïdo from Saint-Gilles-les-Bains :
• The Mégavalanche : THE ultimate downhill mountain biking experience for all mountain bike champions, starting at an altitude of 2,200 metres for a thrilling 35 kilometers adventure. This tour is fairly technical, as you will be crossing the Mégavalanche ;
• The Maxi "Cap Ouest" : an ideal mountain bike descent for freeriders looking to discover a varied and unique terrain, starting on the slopes of Piton Maïdo at an altitude of 2,000 meters. You will enter the heart of the Tamarind forest, which will lead you to the Savane de Saint-Paul, on the seafront - an extraordinary itinerary !
To be able to take part in and enjoy this downhill MTB race on Piton Maïdo, all participants must be regular cross-country or downhill mountain bikers. A team of specialists will be on hand to advise you on the techniques to adopt during the descent to ensure maximum enjoyment !
Discover the Makes forest of the Cirque de Cilaos during a day hike with Ayapana Réunion !
In the heights of Saint-Louis in Reunion Island, the Makes forest is full of hiking trails and viewpoints on the Cirque de Cilaos. It is a place rich in biodiversity that your Ayapana Réunion guide will be happy to introduce to you !
Thanks to this one-day hiking itinerary through the Makes forest, while passing by the charming village of the same name, you will discover the history of this wild place. Whether you are on your own, with your family or friends, an experienced hiker or simply a walking enthusiast, this circuit is accessible to all !
While listening to the information given by your guide, who is an expert on the Reunionese environment, you will marvel at the nature of the island, as well as the panoramas you will get of the Piton des Neiges, the Cirque de Cilaos, the Grand Bénare and the Dimitile. You will even have the opportunity to visit a very old lava tunnel !
If you are looking for a complete hike, in a wild setting and with a guide who knows everything about its environment, this circuit in the Makes forest next to the Cirque de Cilaos is made for you !
Discover the tracks of the Piton Maïdo on an electric mountain bike on the north west coast of Réunion Island !
EBike Aventures offers you the opportunity to visit or revisit the Réunion Island by electric mountain bike. This activity is accessible to all and allows you to move at your own pace on the most beautiful sites of the island. After a briefing on how the bike works and advice on the route to follow, you can set off on your adventure in Saint-Paul region !
The ride from the Piton Maïdo to Tévelave is a sporty and unique itinerary with landscapes mixing volcanic mountains and turquoise blue lagoon. Starting from Le Maïdo car park above Saint-Paul, you can explore the 1,800 meters high Bolon, Bernica or Omega trails. The different tracks will allow you to admire the Tamarins of the highlands and the vast expanses of meadows that dominate the entire lagoon of Saint-Gilles.
Electric mountain bike is the ideal activity to discover Réunion Island as a couple, with family or friends !
Discover the Dimitile site, mountain in the heart of Reunion Island, in total autonomy on a quad bike and admire the Cirque de Cilaos from its viewpoint !
Known for its breathtaking landscapes and its incredible environment, Reunion Island is an island to visit without being afraid to go off the beaten track. And for that, nothing better than the use of a vehicle like the quad ! Easy to handle, the quads for rent from Bourbon Excursions will offer you the advantage of being able to go on an adventure in total autonomy, on a predefined itinerary on the Dimitile site.
The Dimitile is a mountainous summit culminating at 1 850 m of altitude, in the north of the commune of Entre-Deux. It is located at the border of the Cirque de Cilaos on which it offers a superb panorama from its belvedere, an obligatory passage during your 4 hours quad ride ! The ascent of Dimitile, a site accessible only by all-terrain vehicle, will allow you to discover the reconstitution of an ancient maroon camp, an important part of the history of Reunion Island.
To live an intense moment rich in sensations in Reunion Island, renting a quad to ride the Dimitile by yourself is a highly recommended activity !
Discover the Remparts River on an electric mountain bike on the south coast of the Réunion Island !
EBike Aventures offers you to visit or revisit the Réunion Island on an electric mountain bike. This activity is accessible to all and allows you to move at your own pace on the most beautiful sites of the island.
After a briefing on the functioning of the bike and advice on the itinerary to follow, you can set off on your adventure !
The Remparts river ride is a unique and sporty route in the dry river bed. Starting from the quarry of Saint-Joseph, you will go for a 40 km ride on a track in the heart of a huge canyon created by thousands of years of erosion. You will continue your route through a forest of Filaos before reaching the village of Roche Plate surrounded by mountains.
Electric mountain bike is the ideal sporting activity to discover the Réunion Island as a couple, or with family or friends !
Come and discover the mythical volcano of Piton de la Fournaise in Reunion Island through a unique and sportive hike in the Plaine des Sables !
The Bureau Montagne Réunion will accompany you off the beaten tracks of the Piton de la Fournaise for a hike during which you will explore the famous faces of the volcano, between the lava flows to discover its incredible landscapes and secrets.
Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will learn about the many past eruptions of the still active Piton de la Fournaise volcano and its history on an off-the-beaten tracks hiking itinerary that is not accessible without a guide. This is a technical and sporting hike of 12 km at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters, so it is necessary to be in good physical condition !
Discover this unique sporty hike on the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Réunion Island to make the most of the unusual landscapes and paths it offers, all in the company of an experienced mountain guide !
Tuesday to Thursday: 8h30-20h30
Friday and Saturday: 8h30-21h00
Hopin Epicerie (left side of the pharmacy),, Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 12am, 14: 30 to 19h, 7: 30 am Sunday at 12am.
Arts and crafts :
• Saint Denis, the largest market
Located rue Maréchal Leclerc, the big market (also known as Malagasy market) brings together artisans offering products from, mostly, Madagascar: embroidered tablecloths, basketry, wooden boxes inlaid… The place is ideal to buy her presents souvenir to small price. Every day except Sunday.
Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 13h and 15h to 19h30
Sunday & holidays: 8 am to 12: 30 and from 15: 30 to 19h
• St. Paul : on Friday until 15 pm, waterfront, parking at the entrance of the city, nice restaurant, Grand Bay, near the marine cemetery. Can be combined with the Cap Noir or the Maido. (see Tourism)
• Saint Leu : Saturday until 13 hours seafront, very nice little market, buy it you fruits and vegetables and try the samosas and spring rolls, then to enjoy with a Dodo at one of the bars "rondavels "on the waterfront.
• Saint Pierre : on Saturday mornings, waterfront, the largest and busiest, can be combined with a visit to the Grand Anse beach.
• Ermitage: The Mail Rodrigues market (or hermitage) takes place every Sunday morning from 7am to 12am on the Mail Rodrigues at the Ermitage
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Saturday, 10: 00-18: 30
Tuesday 10: 00-18: 30
Wednesday, 10: 00-18: 30
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Saturday from 8:00 to 12:30
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It is equipped with an electrocardiogram, a semi-automatic defibrillator, oxygen and equipment to carry aerosols in case of breathing difficulties or asthma attack include.
Hours: Monday to Friday: 18h to midnight. Saturday: from 13h to midnight. Sunday & Public Holidays: 8am to midnight.
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Close on Sunday
Monday to Friday: 8 am to 19h
Saturday: 8 am to 12:30 pm
Monday to Friday from 9am to 18pm, Saturday from 9am to 12pm
Check-out possible from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
• departure (the hardest, it seems…) : the departure day, we thank you to leave the room for 10 am at the latest!.
Just leave the Kitchen in its original state, plates and dishes cleaned and stored, fridge empty and cleaned.
Welcome to our guesthouse! This handbook is intended to give you general information. Carine and Thierry are at your disposal to give you any further information. We wish you a pleasant stay with us.