Musee Stella Matutina, Saint-Leu

4.1
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Occupying a former sugar factory, Musee Stella Matutina takes you through the history of an industry that shaped the island's identity. Learn how and why the people of Réunion abandoned coffee culture and embraced sugarcane and rum production in the 19th century. See the historical and ethnographic collections, industrial remains, evidence of slavery, and archive documents giving testimonies of former workers. Opened in 1991, the museum underwent extensive renovations in 2011, introducing multimedia elements that keep you engaged throughout the tour. Take a look at our Saint-Leu trip planner to schedule your visit to Musee Stella Matutina and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is a very beautifull and up to date from a media point of view. There is french/english version to everything you visit. It realy takes about 3 or ever 3h30/4h in order to follow all! It is very...  more »
  • We went there with my husband as part of our honeymoon trip. I discovered a lot about a bit of everything at the end as the museum is not only about the sugar cane. You will read information about...  more »
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  • Nice museum with great potential. We took the audio guide and the visit started with lots of descriptions about history. After this great start when we arrived inside the warehouse there was less interactions from the audio guide and we ended up not understanding all the processes and techniques to manufacture sugar. What a shame as the museum is full with machines, equipments and objects related to sugar. The cafe / juice bar at the exit was excellent- really recommend
  • Really interesting. Brings a lot of value and understanding of island history and importance of sugar cane for Reunion. I really recommend to visit this place while being on Réunion island. In museum there is shop in which you can buy Stella Matutina rum and sugar.

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