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Tracing the history of thermal cures (guided tour)

Tracing the history of thermal cures (guided tour)

13 Oct 28 Oct

Category: Events, Culture

Date: Wednesday 13 oct 2021 - Friday 28 Oct 2022

This guided walking tour of the Cirque of Cilaos, “the place you don't leave” in Malagasy, is organised by the Southern Reunion Island Tourist Office.

Your guide will explain the history of this beautiful village steeped in history where thermal cures became so important. Schedule: - Meet at the Cilaos Tourist Office at 10am. You will be greeted by your guide. - Presentation of the cirque of Cilaos on the giant 3D map. Explanation of the role of the sedan chair, an item which contributed to the development of the cirque. - Set off on the walk. You will wander down the street of secondary residences. Your guide will explain the architectural history of the Creole houses, which were used at the time as houses for the well off population from the coast to escape to the cool mountain air. - The chair bearers’ path or the thermal spring loop: discover the first thermal spa in the cirque. Your guide will tell you how the discovery of the thermal springs contributed to the development of Cilaos. They will also retrace the life of the "Founding father of village". - Stop at the "Cilaos” water plant. The guide will describe how the plant operates from harvesting the water to bottling it. - Etablissement Thermal Irénée Accot: tour of the spa's foyer. Guests can also taste the water which bears the name of the cirque. - Presentation about the “Petit Séminaire” or Minor Seminary: one of the first schools on the island where many political and religious figures from Reunion Island were all educated. - "Notre Dame des Neiges" church: a landmark monument in the cirque, a look back at its history, its construction and its bell tower. - The tomb of Father Boiteau: an iconic figure in Cilaos, a true "Servant of God and Men". - Return to the Tourist Office. End of the tour. less detail

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20 Oct
Wednesday 20 oct 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

22 Oct
Friday 22 oct 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

27 Oct
Wednesday 27 oct 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

29 Oct
Friday 29 oct 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

3 Nov
Wednesday 3 nov 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

5 Nov
Friday 5 nov 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

10 Nov
Wednesday 10 nov 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

12 Nov
Friday 12 nov 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

17 Nov
Wednesday 17 nov 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

19 Nov
Friday 19 nov 2021
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

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