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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 22 June 2018

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

Reviewed 11 December 2017
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20, rue Amiral Lacaze, Hell-Bourg, Salazie 97433, Reunion Island
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Reviewed 11 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie J
Reviewed 22 June 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank citytrekker
Reviewed 11 December 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jo G
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KKiaro
Reviewed 24 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank nur1063738
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank regemorw
Reviewed 23 August 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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