Francophiles will feel quite at home in St-Denis, the capital of Réunion, an overseas region of France, where stylish bistros and boulangeries use the Euro as legal tender. It can even bring to mind Provence, with more palm trees, a more tropical climate, and Creole inflections. A trip inland reveals the caldera of Salazie, with its dramatic waterfall called Le Voile de la Mariée tumbling from high cliffs. Crystal Cruises has curated a special outing combining a tour of a plantation for Bourbon vanilla—which has been cultivated on St-Denis since the early 19th century—with lunch in Hellbourg, an enchanting village encircled by mountains.
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