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Villèle Museum Recommended Recommended

Villèle Museum
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Villèle Museum Recommended Recommended : Michelin's recommendations

This museum is a must for anyone who wants to fully understand the history of La Réunion. This was the home of the Panon-Desbassyns, a rich landowning family equally linked to the development of the sugar industry and to the fanatical slavery it practised. A beautiful garden and a Pondichéry-style home - turned into a museum illustrating life in the 18C and 19C - are the backdrop for the tour, which sheds light on that era and the complex character of Mrs. Ombline Desbassyns. Fascinating!

Useful Information

  • Address : Domaine Panon-Desbassyns F - 97435 St-Gilles-les-Hauts97435St-Gilles-les-Hauts
  • Phone : 02 62 55 64 10
  • E-mail : musee.villele@cg974.fr
  • Website :
  • Prices : 2 € (children 1 €)

Opening hours :

  • [9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5.30pm - guided tour of house ground floor - self-guided tour of garden, kitchen, slaves' hospital and Chapelle Pointue - closed Mon]

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