Réunion

Saint-Philippe

Interesting
Saint-Philippe
The Essential
Interesting
St Philippe, gateway to the rugged south, is a peaceful village that seemed like a sleepy place until the nearby volcano erupted in 1986. The inhabitants have continued making their traditional screw pine handicrafts and growing vanilla and sugarcane. The town is also known for its superb primary forest - the island's largest nature reserve boasts a variety of tropical trees that stretch from the shore up to the volcano.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Saint-Philippe

Saint-Philippe Volcanic Gardens
Saint-Philippe Volcanic Gardens
The Piton de la Fournaise is still
1:00
Cap Méchant Cap Méchant
Cap Méchant
Cap Méchant ("Cape Wicked") is a most
0:30
Mare-Longue Botanical Trail
Mare-Longue Botanical Trail
Departing from Mare Longue, three
Souffleur d'Arbonne
Souffleur d'Arbonne
Pull over next to the screw pines about
0:30
Scents and Spices Garden
Scents and Spices Garden
At this stopover in the primary forest
1:00
Au Bon Roi Louis Eco-museum
Au Bon Roi Louis Eco-museum
M. Piras, a fascinating and ardent
1:00