Réunion
Saint-Paul
Interesting
Saint-Paul The Essential
Interesting
In the 17C the first French settlers landed in St Paul's sheltered bay and made it the capital of the island, until it was usurped by St Denis in the 18C. St Paul still bears traces of its colonial days, such as the town hall and the houses on the Chaussée Royale, which include the former estate of Mme Desbassyns. However, the main attractions here are the market - the island's nicest - held on the seafront, and the pleasant atmosphere of the streets lined with stalls. Don't miss the Tour des Roches watermill on the Étang St Paul and its abundant greenery.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Saint-Paul
Excursion to Maïdo
Excursion to Maïdo
Piton Maïdo - Malagasy for "scorched
Villèle Museum
Villèle Museum
This museum is a must for anyone who
120 minutes
Boucan-Canot Beach
Boucan-Canot Beach
After passing Cap de la Marianne and
240 minutes
Reunion Aquarium
Reunion Aquarium
The clever museography here features a
60 minutes
Saint-Paul Maritime Cemetery
Saint-Paul Maritime Cemetery
This cemetery takes you on a poetic tour
15 minutes
Hermitage-les-Bains and La Saline-les-Bains Beaches
Hermitage-les-Bains and La Saline-les-Bains Beaches
The long white sand beaches shaded by
30 minutes