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The house is interesting but it is the beautiful garden that is the main attraction. It seems that... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018

Really worth a stop. The guide is funny (probably more so if you speak French) and seems very... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
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20, rue Amiral Lacaze, Hell-Bourg, Salazie 97433, Reunion Island
+262 262 47 80 98
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

No one speaks english. It is a siimple house with interesting garden. but they could have named the plants since you only see a fraction of what they claim is there.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed June 22, 2018

The house is interesting but it is the beautiful garden that is the main attraction. It seems that most of the days in Reunion are rainy days, so no big surprise that the plants grow.

Thank citytrekker
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

Really worth a stop. The guide is funny (probably more so if you speak French) and seems very knowledgeable of the of all the Réunion Island horticulture. The house is still occupied by the family who bought it some 50 or more years ago. Interesting...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

It might have been because as an English speaker, I just got the leaflet & not the tour, but Maison Folio was a bit disappointing. Quite small and the garden was a bit ordinary.

Thank Jo G
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Maison Folio is named one of the main sights in Hell-Bourg. While we agree that the garden is worth visiting, the main house and the additional buildings are rather unspectacular. We did a non-guided visit which we appreciated a lot: the lady doing the guided...More

Thank KKiaro
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Taking a self guided tour of the Maison Folio will not take very long. It offers a stunning historic colonial house with a impressive garden. I particularly enjoyed the collection of orchids found in the garden. My wife went bonkers over this place. Very romantic...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

An interes ting visit to this well preserved crole house and its lush tropical garden.Closed during lunch time.

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

It is 11.20 am and we enter in the garden. The personal say us they are closed, when its closing time it's 11.30!!! They kick us out of the garden. They don't follow the opening time

Thank nur1063738
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Best to visit with a guide. She explained to us old Household objects and the large variety of plants in the gardens.

1  Thank regemorw
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Maison Folio was built in the 19th century. Is thoroughly restored and listed in the inventory of historical monuments Reunion Perfectly representative of Creole architecture at a time when the village was a health resort, the house also includes 3 outbuildings with a exposition period...More

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