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Top Choice Museum in Hell-Bourg

Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien

After years of anticipation, Réunion's most ballyhooed new music museum has opened its doors in Hell-Bourg. In October 2015, the innovative Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien welcomed its first visi…
Historic Building in Hell-Bourg

Maison Folio

One of the loveliest of Hell-Bourg's Creole houses is this typical 19th-century bourgeois villa almost engulfed by its densely planted garden. You can wander around the property or opt for the guided tour run by the…
Creole in Hell-Bourg

Le P'tit Koin Kréol

This postage-stamp-sized eatery in a cute Creole house is a good place to sample authentic Réunionnais fare prepared mama-style. Tour your taste buds with a gratin de chouchous or a tasty curry. For dessert, try the…
Creole in Hell-Bourg

Ti Chou Chou

This small restaurant, with its appealing colourful facade on the main drag, is run by a friendly young team. Herbivores will opt for the assiette ti chouchou, which offers a combination of chouchou, cresson and cap…
Creole in Hell-Bourg

Le Relais des Cimes

At this Hell-Bourg stalwart the food has a temptingly pronounced regional flavour. Among the many winners are the Hell-Bourg trout, the roasted guinea fowl with peach and the vindaye de thon (tuna flavoured with gra…
Crêpes in Hell-Bourg

Crêperie Le Gall

The only place for kilometres around that serves succulent pancakes. Yes, pancakes! Try the Ti Chou Chou with, you guessed it, chouchou. Wash it all down with a bolée de cidre (bowl of cider). Gratins (baked vegetab…
Creole in Hell-Bourg

Les Jardins d'Héva

Les Jardins d'Héva rocks a superb setting: central Hell-Bourg at your feet, the jagged peaks of the Cirques in the distance, and a luminous dining room. Settle back and feast on an assortment of well-prepared Creole…
Ruins in Hell-Bourg

Thermal Bath

Visitors can see the ruins of the old baths, which were in use until 1948. They are found in a ravine a 10-minute walk west of town (walk past Le Relais des Cimes hotel at the western end of Rue Général de Gaulle; i…
Village in Hell-Bourg

Bé Mahot

About 3.5km from Hell-Bourg, Bé Mahot is a cute hamlet that's well worth visiting. With its clunky, colourful Creole houses clinging on the hillside and fantastic vistas of the Cirque, it's scenic to boot. There ar…
Picnic Area in Hell-Bourg

Rivière du Mât

From Îlet-à-Vidot, the asphalted road continues for about 2km until a small parking lot. From here, a steep footpath leads in about 15 minutes to the Rivière du Mât valley. Cross the footbridge and you'll soon reac…