St Joseph, Reunion, France
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the extreme south end of the island of Réunion. As such, it features the southernmost point of the European Union.
It is an isolated rural town with about thirty neighborhoods. The village is bordered by the sea and visitors will appreciate the Creole gardens along the boulevard from the ocean. There are the ruins of an old lime kiln and the remains of the pier Kerveguen.
Things to See & Do
* Downtown area
* Manapany Beach
* Creole Gardens
* Ocean Boulevard
* Ruins of an old lime kiln and the remains of the pier Kerveguen
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – French Franc
Language – French
Population – 36,000 approx
Land Area – 178.5 km
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 230
Travel Links – It's not possible to fly direct to Reunion from the UK, Canada, the USA or Australia. Travellers will need to connect in Europe, usually Paris, or in Singapore for those flying from Australia. Air France are the main carrier flying into Reunion's Roland Garros airport.
An alternative is to fly to Mauritius and catch one of the short flights between the two islands with Air Mauritius; British Airways fly direct to Mauritius from London, and Emirates fly direct from Dubai.
It's possible to travel from Mauritius to Reunion by the ferry 'Mauritius Pride'; the overnight journey takes around 12 hours.