Le Barachois

Le Barachois, a vast green seafront esplanade - renamed Place Sarda Garriga - is a good place to start exploring Saint-Denis. Although the cannons pointing out to sea give away the town's military past, nowadays this is a pleasant meeting place for locals and tourists alike - with bowling and café terraces.

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Address:

97400 St-Denis

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A food lover’s tour of St-Denis de La Réunion

The best place to have lunch in St-Denis is undoubtedly the Barachois, the seafront park at the northern tip of the city where the history of the island once called l’Île Bourbon began. Choose a food shack – daily menus are posted outside – and order sarcives (when available), rougail (sausages or boucané), massalé or cari and a bottle of Dodo (local ale) or Cot (local lemonade) and then choose a table overlooking the sea, pull up a (wobbly) garden chair and enjoy your food.
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