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Saint-Joseph

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Réunion

Saint-Joseph - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Réunion
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A verdant municipality in the Wild South, Saint-Joseph has kept a rich agricultural legacy from its past. Its history, which is intertwined with spice cultivation, was shaped by the introduction of nutmeg and clove by the botanist Joseph Hubert in the 18th century.

A centre for the local saffron-growing business, the village of La Plaine des Grègues, in the heights of Saint-Joseph at 600 metres in altitude, invites you to explore its charming landscapes and its famous Turmeric House. A visit to this attraction is a must for anyone wishing to find out more about this spice, which plays an important role in Réunion cuisine, as well as about turmeric processing. If you are in the Wild South in November, don't miss Safran en Fête, a colourful, flavourful saffron festival that takes place every year at La Plaine des Grègues!

With the Remparts and Langevin rivers running through it, Europe's southernmost municipality also invites you to discover its natural treasures. The magnificent Grand Galet waterfall, as well as the many pools full of refreshing water dotted along the River Langevin, are sure to delight you. Popular with swimmers and canyoning fans, this unspoilt destination is also much loved by Réunion families for a waterside picnic.

Lovers of scenic views should head to the Serré belvedere in the hills around the town, where an awesome panorama including the verdant valley of the River Langevin and the village of Grand Galet awaits you!

By the sea you will find the little resort of Manapany-les-Bains, a charming holiday spot where you can not only take a stroll by the Indian Ocean but also unwind and take a dip in its beautiful maritime swimming pool made of basalt riprap. To the east of the town of Saint-Joseph is Langevin marina, located at the mouth of the eponymous river, which you can explore. Due to its geographical location, this wharf is known for being difficult and dangerous to draw alongside. If you are passing by in the early afternoon, you might be lucky enough to see the spectacular return of the fishermen to Saint-Joseph…

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Saint-Joseph

The most common Southern France, Saint-Joseph lies in the southernmost island of Réunion. Basin of South Indian life, it recognizes 67% of the population of South Indian. The 34,000 inhabitants of this city are living on 17,850 hectares of the commune. Due to the rural character of the city, Saint-Joseph has preserved a traditional lifestyle and a sense of warm welcome.

The destination of Saint-Joseph invites you to discover the wild south of the Meeting. The part of the island remained the most natural state. Take time to stop there, admire, listen and appreciate the destination and Perfume Spray.

The common Saint-Joseph is fortunate to host its site on the label Creole villages offering visitors an authentic discovery of the meeting, punctuated by the mixed culture, wealth, shared 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 in housing quality, typical of the highlands, while enjoying the traditional cuisine fashioned by the Creole soul. All this is in the interests of responsible tourism. Thus two destinations "Creole villages" are proposed to Saint-Joseph Grand Bend and the Plain of Breeches.

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View of the Piton de Saint-Joseph Funnel
View of the Piton de Saint-Joseph Funnel
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Walking: Buckle of Curcuma (Plain of breeches)
Walking: Buckle of Curcuma (Plain of breeches)
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Village of the Plain of breeches
Village of the Plain of breeches
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Aerial view of the village of Grand Bend
Aerial view of the village of Grand Bend
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Field Geranium in Grand Bend
Field Geranium in Grand Bend
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Distillation geranium
Distillation geranium
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View the village of Grand Galet
View the village of Grand Galet
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View Remparts River
View Remparts River
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Hiking Nose Plate-Roche de Boeuf (Rivière des Remparts)
Hiking Nose Plate-Roche de Boeuf (Rivière des Remparts)
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Category ATV Flat Rock
Category ATV Flat Rock
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Flat Rock Village
Flat Rock Village
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Walking (Rivière des Remparts)
Walking (Rivière des Remparts)
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Cooking over a wood fire
Cooking over a wood fire
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Seasonal Fruits
Seasonal Fruits
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Roasted Coffee
Roasted Coffee
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Drying and processing of turmeric breeches of La Plaine
Drying and processing of turmeric breeches of La Plaine
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La Maison du Curcuma (Plain of breeches)
La Maison du Curcuma (Plain of breeches)
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Cascade Grand Galet (Langevin)
Cascade Grand Galet (Langevin)
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The gecko lizard green Manapany
The gecko lizard green Manapany
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Bay Manapany them Bains
Bay Manapany them Bains
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Pier Langevin
Pier Langevin
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View of the Dardanelles Carriage Road
View of the Dardanelles Carriage Road
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Drying turmeric Songs
Drying turmeric Songs
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Church of Sainte-Geneviève Creepers
Church of Sainte-Geneviève Creepers
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Ilet Dimitile Rivière des Remparts
Ilet Dimitile Rivière des Remparts
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Piton de Eleven Hours - Roche Plate Remparts River
Piton de Eleven Hours - Roche Plate Remparts River
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rhizome of turmeric peeled
rhizome of turmeric peeled
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Fleur de Vetiver Bésaves
Fleur de Vetiver Bésaves
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Coffee Bourbon Pointu
Coffee Bourbon Pointu
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