Gardens in St-Philippe

Le Jardin des Parfums et des Épices

Inland between Le Baril and St-Philippe, don't miss the 3-hectare garden, Le Jardin des Parfums et des Épices. It contains over 1500 species in a natural setting in the Mare Longue forest, 3km west of...

Creole in St-Philippe

La Mer Cassée

This laid-back eatery is set in a small Creole house along the main road (not so peaceful), but there's outdoor seating across the road – a few plastic tables under the shade of vacoa trees – and great ocean...

Seafood in St-Philippe

Marmite du Pêcheur

Can't stomach one more morsel of carri poulet (chicken curry)? Then opt for this eatery where cuisine is predominantly fishy: crab, shrimps, fish, octopus and mussels, climaxing with a gargantuan marmite du...

Gardens in St-Philippe

Sentier Botanique de Mare Longue

This pristine forest has an end-of-the-world feeling that will appeal to those in search of hush. From the car park you can tackle one of the three interpretative trails in the primary forest. It's inland between...

Fair in St-Philippe

Fête du Vacoa

Vegetarians, rejoice: St-Philippe is the self-proclaimed capital of vacoa (screw-pine fronds). No joke – no less than 5000 visitors turn up to join St-Philippois townsfolk for the 10-day Fête du Vacoa in August.

Harbour in St-Philippe

Fishing Harbour

With its handful of colourful fishing boats, the teensy fishing harbour is worth a peek.