St Denis

  • Try to avoid the traffic jams which, at peak times, turn the shortest drive into a nightmare! Begin at Barachois, with its inviting promenade and café terraces. Then play an exotic game of 'Monopoly' by strolling around the streets to admire the beautiful old Creole mansions and to visit rue de Paris, rue Juliette-Dodu and rue Alexis-de-Villeneuve. Then, head off to the colourful, well-stocked handicraft ...
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  • The administrative centre and capital of the department of Réunion Island attracts little more than a handful of tourists.
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  • Saint Denis is a particularly harmonious crossroads of people and cultures.
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  • The town has a number of gems of Creole architecture in addition to several buildings that bear witness to the island's colonial past.
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  • A few hotels, such as the Juliette Dodu and the Novotel, have found a home in Saint Denis, but mainly only see business clientele.
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  • Inhabitants from other towns on the island come to Saint Denis for its cultural life as well as its shops.
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  • Although Saint Denis can be described as an ocean of greenery, it has been able to combine tradition with modernity, managing to keep with the times.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Réunion

Try to avoid the traffic jams which, at peak times, turn the shortest drive into a nightmare! Begin at Barachois, with its inviting promenade and café terraces. Then play an exotic game of 'Monopoly' by strolling around the streets to admire the beautiful old Creole mansions and to visit rue de Paris, rue Juliette-Dodu and rue Alexis-de-Villeneuve. Then, head off to the colourful, well-stocked handicraft market on rue du Maréchal-Leclerc. Art lovers will probably push on as far as Léon Dierx Museum which displays some very interesting paintings by Gauguin, Cezanne and Degas.

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