The town of Saint-Pierre is the "capital of the South". Located in the southern part of the island, it's a must-see destination for those wanting to discover this region. The weather is pleasant all year round. October through March are the hottest months of the year. Famous for its beach, shops, marina and nightlife, Saint-Pierre has everything you'll need!
Four beaches line the coast of Saint-Pierre. Equipped with a mask and breathing tube, you'll be able to admire a multitude of exotic, colorful fish only a few meters from the lagoon. For an up-close experience, bring along some breads crusts. The fish won't be able to resist! For the more athletic, a number of water activities are available, with kitesurfing and kayaking being only a few examples.
The town is a lively place—the Rue des Bons Enfants is a long shopping street where you can admire the buildings and their Creole architecture from the 1960s perched on the hills. Saint-Pierre features international, national and local brands boasting colorful, original clothing. The town represents Reunion Island's diversity of religious beliefs. In the same day, you could visit a Chinese temple, a mosque, a Catholic church and a Hindu temple! During your stay in Saint-Pierre, plan to visit the Domaine du Café Grillé, located at the entrance to the town. This superb botanical garden will allow you to discover the history of Reunion Island and its various coffee plantations. You'll be able to sample local coffees while you're there.
Saint-Pierre is a lovely place for a stroll—spend the day in the town center, at the marina with its postcard-like view of the southern part of the island or the fishing port of Terre-Sainte with its fishmongers. In the evening, the seafront is the place to be with its lively nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Groups of dancers also perform country western dance or zumba in the gardens near the beach. A fun time is sure to be had by all!
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