Saint-Pierre

Travel Guide
Saint-Pierre which includes a beach

An energetic town on Réunion’s south coast has Creole culture, colonial architecture, bustling markets and a year-round offering of vibrant festivals.

Take a break from Réunion’s natural attractions and visit the welcoming town of Saint-Pierre. Discover a legacy of impressive colonial landmarks, explore colorful markets and tour a rum distillery. Wander the streets of an old fishing community and get insight into the Creole way of life. Saint-Pierre straddles the often-dry Rivière d’Abord on Réunion’s southern coast.

Find major attractions scattered around the architecturally impressive Centre Ville, which is a neighborhood that’s easy to explore on foot. Check out the Entrepôt Kervéguen, Hôtel de Ville and La Médiathèque Raphaël Barquisseau, 18th-century buildings bequeathed by the French East India Company. Spot Creole mansions as you stroll along Rue Marius et Ary Leblond.

Be ready to identify religious buildings, which showcase the cultural diversity of Réunion. Among these are St-Pierre Church, Attyaboul Massadjid Mosque and the Dravidian-style Temple Tamoul Narassingua Perournal.

Enjoy some retail therapy at Saint-Pierre’s boutiques and markets. Shop for exotic fruits, spices and handicrafts at the Marché Couvert and African- and Indonesian-influenced items at Saturday’s waterfront Saint-Pierre Market.

Cross the river to Terre Sainte and wander around the streets of a one-time fishing village. Come in the late-afternoon to watch locals play animated games of dominoes along the seafront. Go back to the Centre Ville and relax on Plage de Saint-Pierre.

Be sure to visit the gardens and museums situated on the outskirts of town. Learn about Réunion’s rum-making history at the island’s oldest family-run distillery, Saga du Rhum. Join a guided tour of a coffee plantation at Domaine du Café Grillé. Admire over 300 plant species, including bonsais and orchids, at Parc Exotica.

Getting to Saint-Pierre is easy via public buses from Le Port, Saint-Benoit, Saint-Denis and Saint-Paul. Alternatively, rent a car and drive along Réunion’s scenic coastal roads. Consistently mild temperatures make Saint-Pierre a destination for all seasons. Time your visit to coincide with cultural events such as May’s La Fête du Pain, a festival of bread that celebrates Saint Honoré, the patron saint of bakers.

Le Battant Des Lames
Le Battant Des Lames
3 out of 5
117 Boulevard Hubert Delisle, Saint-Pierre
The price is $179 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Nestled on the beach, this Saint-Pierre hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from St. Pierre Beach and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Plage des banians. Grande Anse Beach and Saga du ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (314 reviews)
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"Pleasant"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2021

Le Battant Des Lames
Le Saint Pierre Hotel
Le Saint Pierre Hotel
3 out of 5
51 Avenue des Indes, Saint-Pierre
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $192 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in the heart of Saint-Pierre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Pierre Beach and Plage des banians. Saga du Rhum and Grande Anse Beach are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (139 reviews)
"Location staff cleanliness exceeds 3 star hotels and the location of the property allows access by foot to major attractions in Saint Pierre. Underground parking equally very useful."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Le Saint Pierre Hotel
Villa Delisle Hôtel & Spa
Villa Delisle Hôtel & Spa
4 out of 5
42, Bd Hubert Delisle, Saint-Pierre
Fully refundable
The price is $262 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Pierre Beach and Plage des banians. Saga du Rhum and Grande Anse Beach are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (173 reviews)
Great place to stay in St Pierre
"Awesome hotel with kind staff. Ideal if you want to stay in the St Pierre city center for a night, a weekend or longer. Nice room, good breakfast and very kind staff."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Villa Delisle Hôtel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Gadiamb City- Glamping
Gadiamb City- Glamping
Chemin Bassin Martin, Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre
The price is $168 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated near the airport, this campground is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Plage des banians and 3.1 mi (5 km) from St. Pierre Beach. Saga du Rhum and Grande Anse Beach ...
3.6/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"Concept très sympathique. Accueil très chaleureux… seul petit bémol, en saison de coupe des cannes, le réveil reste très matinal !"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

Gadiamb City- Glamping
Favela Chic
Favela Chic
695 Rue Mahatama Gandhi, Saint-Pierre, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from St. Pierre Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Plage des banians and Saga du Rhum. Grande Anse Beach ...
Favela Chic
O Jardin De Merla
O Jardin De Merla
7 rue des Canots, Saint-Pierre
Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Plage des banians and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from St. Pierre Beach. Saga du Rhum and Grande Anse Beach are ...
O Jardin De Merla
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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