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 owners. They show you around, pointing out the amazing variety of aromatic, edible, medicinal and decorative plants, and give insights into local culture. If the owners' son is around, he'll be happy to run a tour in English.

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1. Church

0.02 MILES

This church is a landmark at the western end of town.

3. Town Hall


The town hall is at the entrance of town.

4. Thermal Bath

0.23 MILES

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…

5. Îlet-à-Vidot

0.71 MILES

The landscape surrounding the hamlet of Îlet-à-Vidot, about 2km from Hell-Bourg, is little short of breathtaking. The iconic, flat-topped Piton d'Enchaing…

6. Bé Mahot

0.75 MILES

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…

7. Rivière du Mât

1.31 MILES

From Îlet-à-Vidot, the asphalted road continues for about 2km to a small parking lot. From here, a steep footpath leads in about 15 minutes to the Rivière…

8. Cascade du Voile de la Mariée

2.16 MILES

On the southern outskirts of Salazie, along the road to Hell-Bourg and just north of the turnoff to Grand Îlet, are these spectacular waterfalls on your…