Pirate Tales

Reunion was a perfect lair for pirates and buccaneers

Tombe de La Buse, Saint-Paul île de La Réunion

the legends live on today

The pirate known as ‘La Buse’ andthe bandit Sitarane are two of the most notorious brigands. Some say that after sundown, people still visit their graves in the respective cemeteries of St Paul and St Pierre to perform rites and lay offerings.

Reunion is a land of legends to enthrall both children and parents alike. Don’t miss out on the local fables of the witch Gran mèr’ Kalle or of Ti Jean and Gran Diable. Mediatheques and libraries organise afternoon or evening story-telling sessions which can be interspersed with cinema days for kids.