Coopérative Provanille (La)

Guided tour ,  Plantation ,  Agricultural heritage at Bras-Panon

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  • Created in 1968, the Bras-Panon Vanilla Cooperative now includes almost 140 producers. The cooperative has been transforming its members' vanilla pods in the authentic Reunion tradition for over 60 years. The vanilla is grown in the east and south-east of the island where the most beautiful forests are found.

    Unique on the island, the Cooperative offers a 45 minute tour that reveals the secrets of the preparation of the famous "black gold".
    Passionate about this heritage, the guides unveil the secrets of the pollination of the vanilla flower (discovered by Edmond Albius, a Reunion slave) through to the ancestral and traditional methods used to transform the vanilla pod.
    Take the opportunity to be carried away by vanilla's sweet perfume with a "bon p'ti cafe" (a great cup of coffee)!
    In the shop you will find Reunion vanilla pods and other vanilla products, as well as hand-crafted goods. Free entry.
    Visits take place from Monday to Sunday and start in the morning at 9am, 9.45am, 10a.m, 10.45a.m, in the afternoon at 2.pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm and 4.45pm.
    The price includes the guided tour with a vanilla coffee + exhibition at the end of the visit and a film.
    Reduced price for groups of ten people and for disabled persons.
  • Environment
    • Rural
  • Spoken languages
    • French creole
    • English
  • Quality standards
Services
  • Equipment
    • Boutique / specialised products
    • bus parking
    • Private car park
  • Activities
    • Garden
    • Bus stop
    • Internet café
    • Post / Mailbox
    • ATM / bank
    • Food shops
    • Site of cultural interest
Rates
Payments methods
  • Visa
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Cheque
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
Openings
Openings
  • All year