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Tracing the history of thermal cures (guided tour)

Tracing the history of thermal cures (guided tour)

17 Jul 27 Nov

Category: Events, Culture

Date: Friday 17 jul 2020 - Friday 27 Nov 2020

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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12 Aug
Wednesday 12 aug 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

14 Aug
Friday 14 aug 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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19 Aug
Wednesday 19 aug 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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21 Aug
Friday 21 aug 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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26 Aug
Wednesday 26 aug 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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28 Aug
Friday 28 aug 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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2 Sep
Wednesday 2 sep 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

4 Sep
Friday 4 sep 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cilaos

9 Sep
Wednesday 9 sep 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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11 Sep
Friday 11 sep 2020
at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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