Villèle Museum

Recommended
This museum is a must for anyone who wants to better understand the history of Réunion. The Musée de Villèle was the home of the Panon-Desbassyns family, wealthy landowners associated both with the growth of the sugar industry and the fanatical slavery it practised. A beautiful garden and a superb, remarkably furnished residence (1788) and the outbuildings illustrate the backdrop for life of Creole notables in the 18C and 19C. A fascinating guided tour.

Useful information

Address:

Domaine Panon-Desbassyns, 97435 St-Gilles-les-Hauts

Phone:

+33 2 62 55 64 10

Price:

2 € (children 1 €)

Opening hours

house and chapel 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5.30pm - free access to garden, kitchen, hospital and exhibition room - closed Mon, 1 May

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