Villèle Museum

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This museum is a must for anyone who wants to fully understand the history of La Réunion. This was the home of the Panon-Desbassyns, a rich landowning family equally linked to the development of the sugar industry and to the fanatical slavery it practised. A beautiful garden and a Pondichéry-style home - turned into a museum illustrating life in the 18C and 19C - are the backdrop for the tour, which sheds light on that era and the complex character of Mrs. Ombline Desbassyns. Fascinating!

Useful information

Adresse : 

Domaine Panon-Desbassyns

Phone:

+33 2 62 55 64 10

Price:

2 € (children 1 €)

Opening hours

[9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5.30pm - guided tour of house ground floor - self-guided tour of garden, kitchen, slaves' hospital and Chapelle Pointue - closed Mon]

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