Saint-Philippe

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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Philippe
TownSaint-Philippe
Insee code97417
Postcode97442
Latitude-21.3594000
Longitude55.7678000
Altitude30 meters
Population5087 inhabitants
National label
Chief townSaint-Denis (at 88 km, 71 min)

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DepartmentRéunionSaint-Joseph at 15.5 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located in the South East of the department of Reunion, has Saint-Philippe 5030 inhabitants are spread over 153 km ². This town is the seaside village best protected by time. Between fishing and weaving vacoas, the village has one of the most beautiful rainforests in the South.

Saint-Philippe is part of the label "Creole Village" which offers visitors an authentic discovery of the meeting, punctuated by the mixed culture, shared wealth and preserved nature. You will receive a warm welcome feature of these villages, where you will have the chance to meet and share with the people. You will be welcomed into quality homes, while enjoying the traditional cuisine fashioned by the Creole soul. All this is in the interests of responsible tourism.


SIGHTSEEING

The ribs are characteristic of Saint-Philippe Wild South: green vegetation and steep volcanic shore coastal shaped by the incessant waves sweep.

Saint-Philippe, Destination "Scent of basalt, offers exceptional sites related to history: The Well of English has relics dating from the 19th century. Designed and built stone carved between 1813 and 1822, this well has probably been dug to collect water running down the gentle slopes of the volcano. The inhabitants were drawing water, there was not so long ago, before the arrival of running water. On this site, a pool of sea water and a large garden are conducive to relaxation and picnics.

The Arab wells, dug into the lava completely without any trace of masonry, which was the subject of many legends as to the date of its construction, deserves attention to soak up the history of this place.

Natural sites revealing the charms of South Sauvage propose to you: the tip of Lower Valley, commonly called Cape Naughty, you can admire a view on this wild coast in a good picnic.

You will have the opportunity to discover the fauna and flora of the Meeting with the botanical trail Forest Mare Longue.

You can also visit a special garden of three acres in the heart of the forest of Mare-Longue, the discovery of perfumes, spices and the incredible richness of the natural heritage of South Grand Reunion, sprouted on an old volcanic flow 800 years in the Garden of Perfumes and Spices.

Come and meet fans Reunion: in a pleasant old house built around 1850 Creole, where you relive the history and the past Saint-Philippe Meeting of the Eco-Museum In Good King Louis. But also in respect of tradition and know-how, with artisans who will share a convivial round of vacoas weaving through introductory workshop.

Remember to go through the Route Laves witness the volcanic activity of the Meeting. The volcano is ubiquitous Saint-Philippe, basalt slopes of the black cliffs of the coast. Indeed, the furnace has a magic show at this location. One can admire the lava flows down the slope during the eruptions. The visitor can not remain insensitive to the scene of the rare meeting between the lava and the sea Old cooled lava flows have a beautiful landscape and confirms past volcanic activity.

Hiking and guided tours will be offered to discover the charms of the place of Wild South.

For more information, contact the Tourist South Indian: Tel. : +33 2 62 37 37 11 - Fax: +33 2 62 37 37 15 - Email: pat.sudsauvage @ wanadoo.fr

Detailed information
MonumentsCheminée Le Baril,   Cheminée de La Trinité

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Day Vacoas and Palmiste, in August, is an opportunity to sample local cuisine made from palm and Diced which is the main source of food cooked Saint-Philippe.

The Festival of the Sea, in November, is promoting activities of coastal and marine.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Hiking caving in the lava cavesNature and the outdoorsFrom 50 € to 330 €Sainte-Rose (16 km)
Ceramics, modelling and turning studioCraftFrom 55 € to 80 €Petite-Île (21 km)

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PHOTOS

Well the English SiteWell the English Site
 
basketry Vacoa of Saint-Philippebasketry Vacoa of Saint-Philippe
Kiosk and picnic areaKiosk and picnic area
 
Route lava - Eruption de la Fournaise (April 2007)Route lava - Eruption de la Fournaise (April 2007)
Tremblet eruption at night time (April 2007)Tremblet eruption at night time (April 2007)
 
Fleur de VanilleFleur de Vanille
Otacanthus flower Two petalsOtacanthus flower Two petals
 
The roads of debrisThe roads of debris

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsRougail mangue  
Saint-Joseph
Set in a garden, swimming pool and jacuzzi await you for a moment of relaxation in the wild south.
Located 11.6 km from Saint-PhilippeFrom 49 € to 63 € the double room 
Villa with 3 bedroomsSaveurs des gregues    
9.4
Saint-Joseph
Flavors of breeches. Table and bed and breakfast.
Located 17.2 km from Saint-Philippe51 € the double room 
Villa with 2 bedroomsLa Bohème     NEW
Petite-Île
La Bohème is located in a fenced and secure, 2 kilometers from one of the most beautiful pages of the Meeting, Grand 'Anse, wild south property! The room is air conditioned Pepper (available:...
Located 21 km from Saint-PhilippeFrom 68 € to 85 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Bungalow for 4 personsL'Epidendrum   NEW
Saint-Joseph
If you want peace, nature and tranquility, Wild South welcomes you. The Epidendrum is designed to accommodate up to 4 people. His comfort level is 3 stars in furnished accommodation....
Located 12.9 km from Saint-PhilippeFrom 300 € to 500 € per week 
Apartment for 14 personsLes Pamplemousses à Manapany Les Bains   SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Joseph
Set of 4 furnished for 2-4 people comfortably, with large terraces, pool electrolysis, landscaped garden, barbecue, ping-pong and pool, panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding area,...
Located 17.7 km from Saint-PhilippeFrom 350 € to 429 € per week 

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HOTELS

Les Vanilliers - Hotel in Saint-PhilippeLes Vanilliers    
7.1
Saint-Joseph
This holiday park is 6 km from the Grand Anse Beach and 8 km from Saint Joseph. It features an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and free Wi- Fi. The bungalows of Vanilliers have...
Located 17.3 km from Saint-PhilippeRoom from 69 €
Palm Hôtel & Spa - Hotel in Saint-PhilippePalm Hôtel & Spa     
8.5
Petite-Île
Located in Reunion, Palm Hôtel & Spa features spa facilities and 2 outdoor pools. Just 10 minutes by car from the city of Saint-Pierre, the hotel has 2 restaurants with panoramic views....
Located 22 km from Saint-PhilippeRoom from 230 €
Hôtel Le Soleil Couchant - Hotel in Saint-PhilippeHôtel Le Soleil Couchant     
8.1
Saint-Pierre
Offering panoramic views of the mountains and ocean, this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant. It is located in Mont Vert Les Bas, a 10-minute drive from...
Located 25 km from Saint-PhilippeRoom from 54 €

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LUX* Ile de la Reunion
Located directly on the beach, this luxurious property features Creole-style architecture in a tropical park full of coconut and casuarina trees. There...
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