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Chez Moustache

A welcoming family-run outfit in a picturesque Creole house complete with a courtyard garden, Chez Moustache serves authentic Creole specialities at honest prices. The food is grounded in island tradition, as testif…
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Le Grand Brûlé Platform

In April 2007, in one of the most violent eruptions ever recorded, an impressive lava flow was formed, about 2km north of Pointe du Tremblet. The road was cut off for several months. It's a primal experience to driv…
Creole in Le Grand Brûlé

Le Vieux Port

A fine specimen of a restaurant, Le Vieux Port is ideally situated in a tropical garden about 500m south of the 2007 lava flow. It is strictly local cuisine – albeit of a refreshingly creative nature. Locals rave ab…
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Pointe de la Table

In 1986 the lava unusually flowed south of Le Grand Brûlé to reach the sea at Pointe de la Table, a headland that lies a few hundred metres north of Puits Arabe. This eruption added over 30 hectares to the island's …
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Puits Arabe

Leaving St-Philippe to the east, you'll first come across Puits Arabe (Wells of the Arabs), a manmade hole in the basaltic rock. It's a popular picnic site, with shelters scattered amid rows of vacoa trees.
Food in Le Grand Brûlé

Escale Bleue Vanille

Learn how vanilla is prepared and purchase a sweet-scented vanilla pod at this small family-run operation.