Hotel Les Filaos
Travel Blogs from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
... and their son Thierry were waiting for us just outside, relieved that we had finally arrived after two days of delays. We talked and caught up on news as we walked to the car and they drove us the short way to the waterfront of Saint Denis where they had reserved a hotel room for us. It was about 23:30 by the time we checked in and said goodbye for the night. Although we mostly just sat in taxis, on planes and in lounges, it has still been quite a long and tiring ...
... color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif&qu ot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">Markets seem to have better produce than supermarkets. It was surprising to often see hawkers selling produce just outside the doors or in the supermarket car park.
... amount of time we
would have in the morning. We found the tourist office in the town and decided
to do the ‘easy’ walk to the waterfall called the 3 Cascades. The walk was
short in distance but ridiculously steep for about a 1½ km virtually straight
up. The waterfall was pretty and gave glimpses back over the town. We decided
to go out for dinner rather than have a meal at our hotel but like Cilaos there
were very few places open. The restaurant we ...
... but was built up until we got to the top where there were very lush dairy farms and little villages not unlike parts of Europe. We continued to climb on an even narrower and windier road before stopping at a lookout over a deep narrow gorge which had been made by the volcano millions of years ago. We then went round the end of this gorge, still climbing till we got to the next cliff which exposed a moon like area which had been a later cauldron of the same volcano. We ...
Our last get up in LR :-(
We wake early so a bowl of tea is sipped back in bed, from where we can enjoy the view before getting up to finish packing and eat breakfast. A call from Elizabeth urges us to hurry as we are to meet Nathalie and family 'between St Pierre and St Joseph.' We manage to be ready before the girls arrive and meet them halfway down the hillside road. From there we follow to ...