Conseil Général de la Réunion – Direction de la Culture

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You can't miss this villa – it's one of the most elegant of St-Denis' Creole buildings, with a superb varangue (veranda), finely crafted lambrequins (filigree-style decoration), and a manicured garden with a fountain. It was built in 1804.

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