Located in the south-west of Reunion, the city of Sainte-Anne is part of the municipality of Saint-Benoît. The village is separated from the city of Sainte-Rose by the East River and surrounded by two mountain peaks, the Piton Armand and the Piton Belle Rive.
Presentation of the city of Sainte-Anne
In 1725, the first lands of Saint Anne are ceded. This village, frequently watered by short-term rains, makes it a land suitable for agriculture. It is attached to St. Benedict in 1882 with Armand Arthur as his first assistant, who celebrated his first marriage on October 10 of the same year.
The Quartier has several schools from kindergarten to high school, shops and restaurants. Real estate is mainly houses, you will find few apartments.
What to do in the city of Sainte-Anne?
Visit Sainte-Anne church ! If you don't go for the religious side, go for the artistic side. This building is a true work of art both inside and out. A subtle blend of baroque art combined with Gaudian style curves. Add to that moldings and sculptures shaped and painted by hand and you have the original and unique Sainte-Anne Church. She also had her moment of glory in the film “The Mississippi Mermaid” by François Truffaut.
After your visit to the church, take the direction of Sainte-Rose and you will get to Blue Basin. Nestled in the rock, this freshwater pool invites you to relax and also have a picnic. It is very popular with locals on Sundays who come to simmer their curry over a wood fire. The water games and misters installed on the site will delight young and old alike.
Take advantage of the Sainte-Anne farmer's market which takes place every Sunday morning right in front of the tourist office. Fruits and vegetables, Reunion flowers or products ready to be tasted will be at your disposal.
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To see in the town of Saint-Benoit
To find out more about the city of Saint-Benoit and its municipality, visit the website Saint-benoit town hall