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Villa Marthe

This excellent restaurant serves hearty regional dishes including curries, stews and bol renversé (a bowl of rice with various toppings) at very affordable prices. You’ll need to get here early for lunch,...

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...

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...

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 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 chicken in coconut sauce and a good choice of generous carris, all served at...

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...

Creole in Hell-Bourg

Le P'tit Koin Kréol

This well-regarded eatery in a cute Creole house off the main drag 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. It...

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...

Picnic Area in Hell-Bourg

Rivière du Mât

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 du Mât valley. Cross the footbridge and you'll soon reach...

Village in Hell-Bourg


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, covered with thick vegetation, seems to stand guard over...

Fast Food in Hell-Bourg

Snack-Bar Elisabeth Family

This well-run option in an appealing Creole house concentrates on a plain and simple menu – tacos, burgers, sandwiches and salads – but does it really well. It's also a great place for a post-hiking drink.

Bakery in Hell-Bourg

La Cascade Gourmande

This bakery whips up tasty sandwiches made with great ingredients, and bakes mouthwatering pastries, including macatias.

Church in Hell-Bourg


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