Saint-Denis – Enjoy Creole Cultural Vibes Here

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This capital city of Reunion Island was a pleasure to visit. I found much to like and explore here, from shopping for local souvenirs, stopping by the boutiques as well as enjoying artisanal ice cream or Gelaterias, at the same time, enjoying the fresh Creole air of the island city.

Grand Marche

When you are here for a holiday with your family, you will want to visit this local marketplace as I did. Here I found some unique souvenirs, local handicraft items like baskets, statues or fridge magnets. You can also stop by at the different food stalls and sample the snacks.

Town Square

If you are out for the day, head over to the town square. I stopped by the cathedral that is located here. Later on, I enjoyed stopping by at the different restaurants here, sampling the food. If you are here on a sunny day you will surely enjoy eating outside and mingling with the locals. The cathedral itself is an interesting historic landmark to see, dating back to the 19th century.

Rue De Paris

This should be your next stop. It is easy to find this place, as I discovered since there is a main street that runs through the center of the town, north to south. As you take a stroll here you get to see several places or landmarks of the island that showcase its historic architecture and places of culture.

Jardin De l’État

This is a garden that I enjoyed visiting. It forms a beautiful oasis, though it is located in the center of town. The garden has species that even date back to the 18th century; these showcase the kind of flora and fauna that have thrived in the climate of the island.

Local Brewery

There is a local beer that is brewed here known as Dodo. If you are here with friends you will certainly enjoy a tour of this brewery. I and my friends were lucky to be here on a Tuesday since this brewery gives public tours only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.