Attractions

Distillery in St-André

Sucrerie de Bois-Rouge

This sugar refinery is on the coast 3km north of St-André. During the cane harvest (July to December) visitors are shown around the huge, high-tech plant, following the process from the delivery of the cut cane to t…
Hindu Temple in St-André

Temple of Colosse

Temple of Colosse is, by far, the most striking Tamil temple in Réunion. With its brightly painted decor, it's very photogenic. Since it's not open to the public, you’ll have to content yourself with peering through…
Waterfall in Bras-Panon

Bassin La Paix & Bassin La Mer

A blissful site is Bassin La Paix, in the Rivière des Roches valley, about 2.5km west from Bras-Panon (it's signposted). From the car park, a path quickly leads down to a majestic waterfall tumbling into a large roc…
Historic Site in St-Benoît

Îlet Bethléem

Very few visitors have heard about Îlet Bethléem, a magical spot by the Rivière des Marsouins that locals would like to keep for themselves. Reached after a 15-minute walk from the car park, it features an old chape…
Waterfall in Ste-Suzanne

Bassin Boeuf

If you need to cool off, the Bassin Boeuf waterfall beckons with its enticing natural pools fringed with stone slabs, ideal for picnicking and sunbathing. Well worth the detour.From Ste-Suzanne, follow the D51 towar…
Viewpoint in Bras-Panon

Belvédère de l'Eden

A fabulous place to chill out is this aptly named viewpoint, in upcountry Bras-Panon. From Bras-Panon, take the road to St-André, then turn left onto the D59 (in the direction of Vincendo, Bellevue) for about 9km (f…
Lake in St-Benoît

Grand Étang

Around 12km southwest of St-Benoît along the road towards Plaine-des-Palmistes is the 3km road to Grand Étang (Big Pond). This pretty picnic spot lies at the bottom of an almost-vertical ridge separating it from the…
Viewpoint in St-Benoît

Takamaka Viewpoint

North of St-Benoît the D53 strikes southwest, following the Rivière des Marsouins 15km upstream to end beside the Takamaka viewpoint. Be prepared to fall on your knees in awe: despite a small power plant near the vi…
Church in Ste-Rose

Notre Dame des Laves

The lava flow from a 1977 eruption went through Piton Ste-Rose, split when it came to the church and reformed again on the other side. Many people see the church's escape as a miracle of divine intervention. A woode…
Plantation in Ste-Suzanne

La Vanilleraie

At Domaine du Grand Hazier, a superb 18th-century sugar-planter's residence about 3km southwest of Ste-Suzanne, you'll find La Vanilleraie, where you can see vanilla preparation and drying processes and also purchas…