At the island’s most northerly tip, the peaceful fishing village of CAP MALHEUREUX, the Cape of Misfortune, is so-called because its history of shipwrecks before the British navy landed here in 1810. It’s a world away from Grand Baie, with attractions including the red-roofed church of Notre Dame Auxiliatrice, from where there are lovely views over the northern islands, and the monument to the shipwreck of Le Saint Géran near the village of Poudre d’Or, which inspired the legend of Paul and Virginie.

 

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