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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 r. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 97436 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..

  • Mascarin National Botanical Conservatory Recommended Recommended

    2 r. du Père-Georges F - 97436 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..

  • Tamarins Forest Road Recommended Recommended

    F - 97425 Tévelave

    Tévelave is the gateway to the "great Les Hauts forest", swarmed with island families on weekends. You can get there on the superb Tamarins Forest Road (RF 9) which starts near Les Fougères inn and connects with the Route du Maïdo (RF 8) ab..

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