Things to see and do - La Plaine des Palmistes
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La Plaine des Palmistes Travel guide
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The name of this village comes from the huge cabbage palm forest that once covered the region. It boasts some of the island’s most beautiful Creole houses, including the Villa des Tourelles, a manor house on the left as you enter the First Village, now the tourist office. Pelmets, shingles, verandahs and flower gardens contribute to the charming atmosphere of yesteryear, and the inhabitants’ warm welcome makes up for the rude climate. Every year a Guava Festival is held on the fairgrounds during the last week in June.
Tourist attractions La Plaine des Palmistes : Things to see and do
A trail leads to the foot of Cascade Biberon and its magnificent untamed setting. You can have a picnic and a swim while admiring the falls, over 200m high. In winter, enjoy the guava trees lining the trail.
This lake, surrounded by ramparts covered in exuberant vegetation, was created by an earthquake, and its water level changes with the seasons. Tropical trees, guavas and rose apples (whose pinkish-yellow fruit has a delicious taste of roses) adorn th..