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Welcome to Saint-Gilles-les-Bains


Close to Saint-Paul on the north western side of the island, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is a highly popular weekend destination, offering a beautiful 12-mile (20km) lagoon and gorgeous white, sandy beaches. Saint-Gilles was once a sleepy fishing village, but now it is Réunion's most popular resort, filling up with those seeking sun and fun. Snorkelling, diving and swimming are a must, but those tired of the beach can head to the Garden of Eden, a lovely botanical garden with roughly 700 species of tropical plants. Saint-Gilles has plenty of hotels and restaurants, though these tend to get very crowded at peak holiday periods and weekends.

Information & Facts

French, as well as Reunion Creole and some English is spoken.

Réunion is an overseas départementof France and therefore since 2002, the unit of currency is the Euro, divided into 100 cents. There are plenty of banks and ATMs on the island, and most shops and hotels accept major credit cards (though most require a minimum amount for payments). Travellers cheques are widely accepted, with Euros the preferred currency. Banks are open on weekdays from 8am to 4pm. Most businesses are required to display their prices in their windows and restaurants and hotels must have their rates visible from the exterior.

Local time is GMT +4.
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