The North, a beautiful region

Saint Denis - Canons Barachois - Ile de la Réunion

Saint-Denis, capital of Réunion, is surrounded by mountains on three sides

Landing at Roland Garros Airport in St Marie gives you a great view of the Roche Ecrite summit and, if the sky is clear, the Piton des Neiges as well.

St Denis, the island’s administrative centre

~ 120 000 inhabitants, hectares


What to see and do in St Denis:

  • Creole houses and buildings dating from the East India Trading Company, in particularly the Maison Deramond and the Prefecture, which are open to the public on National Heritage Days
  • the Léon Dierx Musuem, the Artotheque, art galleries...
  • the Natural History Museum and State Garden
  • the ‘Grand Marché’ (handicraft from the Indian Ocean) and the ‘Petit Marché’ (fruit, vegetables, spices...)
  • the mosque and other religious buildings
  • several theatre and music stages : the Grand Marché Theatre, Champ Fleuri, and La Fabrik...
  • seafront walks along the Barachois
  • the picnic area at Le Brûlé and surrounding walks (the Maniquet waterfall..) or treks (Roche Ecrite)
  • La Montagne with its adventure playground, the Colorado Golf Course and Cinderella’s Garden (botanical garden)


St Marie

What to see and do in St Marie:

  • the tomb of canonized Brother Scubillion and the Vierge-Noire at Rivière des Pluies
  • canyoning at Bassin Boeuf by Piton Fougères
  • sugar cane fields


St Suzanne

What to see and do in St Suzanne:

  • Domaine du Grand Hazier
  • Niagara waterfall
  • the play area at Bocage
  • exhibitions at the St Suzanne lighthouse