Top things to do in The Cirques

Top Choice Crêpes in Cilaos

L'Instant Plaisirs

If you're growing weary of heavy regional dishes, this cute crêperie is a godsend. It's renowned for its gourmet crêpes andgalettes made from quality ingredients. The grey-and-white decor gives it a fresh, modern fe…
Top Choice Museum in Hell-Bourg

Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien

After years of anticipation, Réunion's most ballyhooed new music museum has opened its doors in Hell-Bourg. In October 2015, the innovative Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien welcomed its first visi…
Museum in Cilaos

Maison de la Broderie

Entirely modernised in 2014, the Maison de la Broderie is home to an association of 30 or so local women dedicated to keeping Cilaos' embroidery tradition alive. They embroider and sell children's clothes, serviette…
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 the…
Creole in Hell-Bourg

Le P'tit Koin Kréol

This postage-stamp-sized eatery in a cute Creole house 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. For dessert, try the…
Creole in Cilaos

Les Sentiers

Come lunch and dinner, this cute case créole is alive with action. Tables spill from inside out onto a breezy terrace. Food-wise, the menu features all the Creole classics, with an emphasis on Cilaos lentils as an a…
Creole in Cilaos

Chez Noë

A long-standing institution, Chez Noë is almost a rite of passage in Cilaos. It churns out invigorating Creole favourites such as sausage with lentils and gratin de chouchou (choko; a green squash-like vegetable tha…
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 cap…
Viewpoint in Cilaos

La Roche Merveilleuse

Head to the Marvellous Rock for an eagle-eye panorama of Cilaos. It's accessible on foot or by road. From Cilaos, take the road to Bras-Sec. The turn-off to La Roche Merveilleuse is signposted on the left, after abo…
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 roasted guinea fowl with peach and the vindaye de thon (tuna flavoured with gra…