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Saint-Paul Travel guide
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In the 17C the first French settlers landed in the sheltered bay of St Paul and made it the capital of the island, unseated in the 18C by St Denis. While St Paul contains some traces from colonial days – such as the town hall and Chaussée royale: the former estate of the all-powerful Mrs Desbassyns – the main attraction is its market. It is the island’s most famous, is held along the seafront, and its streets lined with stalls have a pleasant atmosphere. Don’t miss the Tour des Roches watermill on St Paul pond and its abundant vegetation.
Tourist attractions Saint-Paul : Things to see and do
Piton Maïdo - Malagasy for "scorched earth" - rises to 2,203m in a desolate moor-like landscape. Standing before you is the untamed Mafate Cirque, dominated by Piton des Neiges and Le Gros Morne - a breathtaking sight in the early hours of ..
Every Friday and Saturday morning the island's most pleasant market is held on the seafront lined with coconut palms and filao trees. Hawkers sell the fruits and vegetables from their land, mysterious herbs and spices presented at their stalls and Ma..
This cemetery takes you on a poetic tour of the island's past. The sea, scent of frangipani trees and pirate stories conspire to make it even more romantic. The names of the island's oldest inhabitants can be read on its tombstones, including founder..