Located in the heart of Reunion, the Hell-Bourg village perched at 930 meters above sea level is part of the town and Circus of Salazie at the foot of Piton d'Anchaing.
Presentation of the village of Hell-Bourg
Hell-Bourg was discovered in 1832 during a goat hunt by Adrien Pignolet de Fresnes and Adam de Villiers. Very quickly, the potential of the thermal springs present in the village is exploited and the locality is gradually populated. The high society of the coast comes to relax at the thermal baths leading to the construction of second homes, rentals, hotels and a casino. The water sources dried up in 1948, marking the end of the cures, but the village remained attractive.
Hell-Bourg is classified as the most beautiful village in France and is one of the 15 villages that have received the label Creole village. The magnificent Creole villas built in the 19th century have retained all their charms and the tropical climate enjoyed by this hamlet makes it a place with a green and generous landscape.
What to do in Hell-Bourg?
Take a little detour to the Hell Bourg fish farm where you can fish for trout the children will appreciate.
Meet at the museum of music and instruments of the Indian Ocean at Maison Morange. With an exhibition of more than 1,500 instruments from all over the world and thematic spaces, enter a musical universe thanks to sound and multimedia support.
Every year in October for 2 days and 3 nights, the Détakali festival is held. On the parade program, concerts, shows and fireworks in a magnificent green setting.
Take advantage of your visit to Hell-Bourg to taste a chouchou gratin, an emblematic vegetable of Salazie that can be eaten raw or cooked that you can accompany with this rum coffee vanilla.
If you visit Hell-Bourg in June do not miss the “Chouchou Party”One of the most important events in Salazie
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To find out more, visit the Hell-Bourg village hall