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.

Where to stay in Saint-Pierre

Le Saint Pierre Hotel
Le Saint Pierre Hotel
3 out of 5
51 Avenue des Indes, Saint-Pierre, 97410
The price is $138 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$138
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Saint-Pierre. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (182 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, 97410
Fully refundable
The price is $161 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
$161
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Saint-Pierre. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions St. Pierre Beach and Plage des banians ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (199 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
Le Battant Des Lames
Le Battant Des Lames
3 out of 5
117 Boulevard Hubert Delisle, Saint-Pierre, 97410
The price is $155 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$155
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Saint-Pierre. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (404 reviews)
"Too bad we only stayed for 1 night and did not have time to enjoy the pool ! Hotel is great, very new, amazing swimming pool, staff very nice and helpful and very good breakfast. Only bad part is that it’s 25min walking distance from city center, but you can easily take the car to reach it."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Le Battant Des Lames
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, 97410
Stay at this business-friendly campground in Saint-Pierre. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Plage des banians and Saga du Rhum ...
3.8/5 Good! (13 reviews)
Insolite, confortable et familial.
"Séjour très agréable, idéal pour les enfants et en famille. Propre,confortable et insolite. Le concept autour des chevaux est tres bien et original. Je recommande."

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Gadiamb City- Glamping
Casa Bois D'O ***, comfortable house with JACUZZI on Saint Pierre
Casa Bois D'O ***, comfortable house with JACUZZI on Saint Pierre
Bois d'Olives, St Pierre
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Saint-Pierre. Enjoy a water park, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Saga du Rhum and Bras de la ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Location a recommander
"Location conforme au descriptif du site, decoration soignee et proprete irreprochable. Equipements complets en parfait etat de marche ; avons apprecie le jacuzzi. Tres bon contact avec les proprietaires. Points negatifs ,location un peu eloignee du centre de ST Pierre , manoeuvre difficile pour le ..."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Casa Bois D'O ***, comfortable house with JACUZZI on Saint Pierre
At the banks first 2
At the banks first 2
Saint-Pierre, Reunion
Stay at this vacation home in Saint-Pierre. Enjoy 2 bedrooms. Popular attractions Saga du Rhum and Bras de la Plaine Bridge are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
At the banks first 2
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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