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Saint-Leu Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


Saint-Leu is famous for its “pipeline” waves, a challenge eagerly met by world-class surfers every June. The town is also known for its pilgrimage to Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette. Held every year on 19 September, it is a reminder that the severe cholera epidemic left no victims here. Those in search of seaside pleasures will enjoy the beach protected by a coral reef, not to mention the fine buildings on the seafront, a legacy from the town’s golden age in the 18C due to the coffee trade.

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Tourist attractions Saint-Leu : Things to see and do

  • Kélonia Sea Turtle Observatory Recommended Recommended

    46 rue du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 97436 St-Leu

    This is a paradise for sea turtles, who swim in pools reproducing their natural habitat in the wild. An exhibition shows the relationship between man and this marine reptile throughout history, including thoughts about envisioning a successful cohabi..

  • Mascarin National Botanical Conservatory Recommended Recommended

    Route des Colimaçons (10 km au nord de St-Leu par D 12) F - 97436 St-Leu

    This garden-museum is spread out around the beautiful residence of the Châteauvieux family, the former owners of the estate. It is dedicated to the protection of rare and endangered botanical species, in particular the native and endemic plant herita..

  • Tamarins Forest Road Recommended Recommended

    F - 97425 Tévelave

    Tévelave is the gateway to the "Les Hauts great forest", swarmed with Réunion families on weekends. You can get there on the superb Tamarins Forest Road (RF 9), which starts after the Domaine des Fougères inn and connects with the Route du ..

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