Vanilleraie (La)

Guided tour ,  Plantation at Sainte-Suzanne
  • La Vanilleraie is a vanilla preparation workshop situated at the heart of the authentic Creole estate of Le Grand Hazier in Sainte Suzanne (listed in the register of historic monuments). In this unique setting, in the shade of hundred year-old flamboyant trees, tours are offered and vanilla is sold in all its forms (pods, powder, extract and vanilla derivatives).

    Tour of the vanilla plantation and its different varieties of vanilla plants, in addition to tours of the vanilla preparation plant and discovery of the secrets of the manufacture of this sweet-tasting spice. The guided tours give detailed information about the plant and processing of the pods, while also covering the history of vanilla cultivation on La Réunion and the key role of Edmond Albius in its development. Finally, the screening of a ten-minute film shows the different stages in the production of the pods. Processed using a traditional, 150 year-old manufacturing process, vanilla pods embody both tradition and quality. Awarded silver medals at the French national agricultural fair in 2008 and 2010 and gold medal in 2011, La Vanilleraie sells an exceptional product: genuine La Réunion Bourbon Vanilla. Shop open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hourly visits at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Environment
    • Coastline
  • Capacities
    • 50 Person(s)
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Quality standards
  • Equipment
    • Boutique / specialised products
    • Private car park
  • Activities
    • Garden
    • Hiking trail
    • Fishing
    • River
    • Shopping centre
Payments methods
  • Visa
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Person
    5 €
  • All year
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  • Visite de la Vanilleraie fin Novembre

    Excellente visite où on nous explique toutes les étapes pour obtenir la fameuse vanille de l'ile de la Reunion. Une guide excellente patiente et pour finir passage par le magasin où nous avons le plaisir de gouter differentes spécialités que bien sûr nous pouvions acheter. J'ai achete du miel mais il serait bon de préciser qu'il est produit sur l'Ile car seul est indiqué le nom de la personne l'ayant mis en pot