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When to go to Saint-Denis? (Reunion)
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What to do in Saint-Denis : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants
The largest city in the French overseas department of the Island of Reunion, Saint-Denis has fewer than 140,000 inhabitants. Situated in the north of the island, it is served by an international airport. It is vivacious, created of a mixture of Creole traditions and incorporated modernity. You will enjoy discovering the pedestrian area, Paris Street, the Art Centre, the typical Creole houses scattered throughout the city, the covered market with its wrought iron architecture, Barachois on the coast with its canons, the Cathedral, the State Gardens with its Natural History Museum, and the Leon Dierx Museum. In addition, fantastic excursions are available including to Quinine Island, the Cauldron Waterfall, the Written Rock, and Great Boat village among others. You will find varied accommodation available including hotels, cottages and guest rooms, but you should book in advance for the peak season. As regards eating out, many guest houses offer tasty typical Reunion food that is fragrant, spicy, and of mixed origins, which will certainly please you. For local transport, the buses and taxis will facilitate getting around, or you can rent a car or a motorcycle.