Things to see and do - Bras-Panon
Leaving for Réunion
Where to sleep?
Bras-Panon Travel guide
Bras-Panon : Michelin's recommendations
The true “capital” of vanilla, Bras-Panon is known for its cooperative founded in 1969, as well as its sugarcane production and red-tailed goby fishing at the mouth of the neighbouring river. The town owes its name to an accident that befell Joseph Panon in 1736. A rich landowner from the area, he slipped and fell into an affluent of the Rivière des Roches while marking the boundary of his property. Afterwards it became known as the “Bras Panon” (Panon branch) in memory of his fall.
Tourist attractions Bras-Panon : Things to see and do
21 route nationale 2
The cooperative was created in about 1950 to reduce the producers' operation and distribution costs. It makes high-quality Bourbon brand vanilla and controls 75 % of the island's production. Following an introductory film the guide explains the long ..
If you're looking for somewhere refreshing and oozing natural beauty, head for the two waterfalls on the Rivière des Roches. First there's the bassin de la Paix and its 10m falls, which you reach via steps hewn out of the rock. Then after a 30min wal..