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Grand Bassin



Far from the hustle and noise of the city, in a green and untouched environnement is Grand Bassin. This small village has been kept intact throughout years due to challenging but beautiful 2 hours hike down the mountain.

Far from the hustle and noise of the city, in a green and untouched environnement is Grand Bassin.

Far from the hustle and noise of the city, in a green and untouched environnement is Grand Bassin. This small village has been kept intact throughout years due to challenging but beautiful 2 hours hike down the mountain.


Once there take the time to go for a swim in the river or to the basin beneath the impressive and beautiful waterfall. Then enjoy a “carry au feu de bois”, the traditional and delicious meal cooked by the locals over traditional wood fre. Finally spend a night or two in one of the many lodges to complete this great and unforgettable experience back in the Reunion of former years.

The hike

Park your car for free at Belvèdere Bois Court. You will then start the trail that leads you to some magnificient look-out stations through a wooded, uneven and sometimes very rocky descent. After walking for 1 hour, you’ll arrive to a pumping station, where you’ll be happy to have a break and refill your water bottle. Then follow the path until the little bridge which marks the entrance to Grand Bassin Village. For the more adventurous, the waterfall « Cascade de la Mariée » (only 30-40 min away) is waiting for your steps. Get ready to cross the river !