Attached to the original St. Peter's lived most of the rich settlers south of the island, Petite-Île became common in 1935. Although the city has formed in the heights, it owes its names to the presence of an island which is about forty meters from the coast. Extending between the Manapany Ravine to the east and the ravine of Anse in the west, the coastline is composed mainly of Petite-Île bright high cliffs 20 to 50 meters. Built far from the ocean, upstream from the main road (RN2), the main town is located away from the main axis of communication.
The town bases its economy on its agricultural means of favorable climatic and soil conditions. Indeed, Petite-Île is privileged because it is climatically isohyets between 1500 and 2000 mm. Agriculture is one hand not too embarrassed by the abundance of rainfall in the region to the wind and the other, by the deficiency of rainfall in the region downwind necessitating irrigation. In addition, the region Petite-Île a very fertile land.
On the Way to Petite-Île craftsmen, wood, porcelain, ceramic, bamboo, volcanic rock, wrought iron and all kinds of materials make their titles of nobility in the expert hands of artisans. Your taste buds will be exhilarated by honey pink peppercorns and culinary specialties from the expertise of this agricultural town.