St-Gilles-les-Bains attractions

Beach in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Plage des Roches Noires

Plage des Roches Noires, in the heart of town, is crowded and neatly striped with sunbeds and parasols, but, beneath all this, it remains an attractive stretch of beach excellent for families, with shallow waters an…
Museum in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Musée de Villèle

This museum is set in the former home of the wealthy and very powerful Madame Panon-Desbassayns, a coffee and sugar baroness who, among other things, owned 300 slaves. The house, which is only accessible on a guided…
Aquarium in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Aquarium de la Réunion

In the modern Port de Plaisance complex, the quite engaging Aquarium de la Réunion houses a series of excellent underwater displays, including tanks with lobsters, barracudas, groupers and small sharks.
Beach in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Plage des Brisants

Plage des Brisants is a superb stretch of white sand on the southern side of the Port de Plaisance. That said, swimming is forbidden (yes, sharks). It's great for sunbathing.