Maison Folio, Hell-Bourg

#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Reunion Island
Located at the heart of an old health resort, Maison Folio represents a prime example of 19th-century Creole architecture. A listed historical monument since 1989, this colonial villa stood in disrepair before Mr. and Mrs. Folio bought it and had it restored. A guided tour includes the mansion, the three outhouses in the back, and the surrounding gardens. Don't miss the Napoleon III-style fountain and intricately carved wooden gazebo next to it. Originally, the house most likely belonged to the head of the village hospital. A visit to Maison Folio represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hell-Bourg online holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • allergic to flowers abstain! Mr Folio, whom we had the chance to meet (maybe he passed away today?) showed us around his beautiful garden, where orchids all more beautiful than the others rub shoulders with sublime exotic flowers and shrubs! An unforgettable moment!
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  • The garden is beautiful and the guided tour exciting. We had the chance to make the visit with the master of the place. It was very interesting, full of anecdotes and with a lot of humor. We've learned a lot. Absolutely to do.
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  • Beautiful créole house and lovely garden including aromatic plants. The guides explain (in French) the tools, food and language of the créole people. It was the best cultural activity I had on the island!
  • Beautiful house to visit. Really authentic Creole house which is well preserved. Unfortunately the guide and your is only available in French and no English information is provided. Would recommend to walk around a bit ! The garden is also great. Entrance without an guide was 4 € per person.
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