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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.
Tourist attractions Saint-Leu : Things to see and do
F - Saint-Leu
Turn left onto Rue Haute at the roundabout in Saint-Leu. A few metres beyond that stands the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, built in haste on the cliffside in 1859 when a cholera epidemic was spreading over the island. The disease is said to hav..
46 Rue du Général-de-Gaulle 46 F - Saint-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..
2 Rue du Père-Georges 2 F - Saint-Leu
This botanical conservatory offers you a total immersion into the flora of Réunion. The island's diverse plant life is presented in five collections. Fruit trees are on display in the Verger (Orchard) collection, native species in the Réunion collect..