13th of February, 2018
21°20'50.1"S 55°28'49.4"E

AN OLD FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE WHICH INVITES FOR A PERFECT SUNDAY BREAK

Terre Sainte, in walking distance to the center of Saint Pierre on la Réunion, is originally the fishermen’s district which has grown in size over the years while the old houses along the coast remained intact. This colourful neighbourhood with many narrow streets and a lot of street art is the perfect place for a Sunday walk combined with a lunch break in one of the small cafes or fish-restaurants. The small beach next to the old harbour lays protected by surrounding rocks and invites for some sunbathing. But you shouldn’t miss out on exploring a bit further the winding streets along the coast. Behind each corner you will find some more colourful street art next to big fruit trees and flowers. This place has its own time and speed – the laid-back atmosphere with people playing domino under the big banyan trees as well as young couples, friends and families who are enjoying the fresh air in the shadow of these iconic trees is giving this place a special vibe.

Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Flowers in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Flowers in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Restaurant in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Exploring Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Bayan trees in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Bayan trees in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Bayan trees in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Bayan trees in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
the beach in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street Art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Cliffs in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
a small beach in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
the beach in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
creole house in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Kids playing in the water in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Kids playing in the water in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Bayan trees in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Bayan trees in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion
Street art in Terre Sainte on Reunion Island - an old fishermen's village - La Réunion

Restaurants in Terre Sainte:

Café & Lunch restaurant “La Terrasse Terre-Sainte: https://www.facebook.com/La-Terrasse-Terre-Sainte-280180132003781/
Pizza & Burger restaurant “Ti Terre Sainte”: https://www.facebook.com/Ti-Terre-Sainte-248945678908426/
Seafood restaurant “Ancre Terre et Mer”: https://www.facebook.com/ancreterreetmer/
Seafood restaurant “Le Marin Bleu”: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Marin-Bleu/188373444548344

Accommodation in Terre Sainte:

As in general on Reunion Island there is many good “Aribnb” options available in Terre Sainte: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Terre-Sainte–Saint-Pierre–Réunion/
A more price but very nice option would be Villa Morgane: http://www.hotel-villamorgane-reunion.com 

Check out the work of the street artists here: 
@sept_spray_paint  / @monsieur.plume / @box / @jace

Looking for more information about Reunion?
Find here 
Our top things to do on Reunion Island and our Fact Sheet to Reunion

Two other alternatives for a perfect Sunday escape are Cap Jaune – a hidden gem in the sud sauvage and Grand Etang and the waterfalls of bras d’annette

 

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