Each year, the Heritage Days weekend is an opportunity to explore the riches of the past. On September 17 and 18, the City of Saint-Benoît has concocted a rich, varied and unique program…
Guided tour + meeting with the calligrapher Nizam Baboorally (group of 20 people) / Confirmed Latin calligrapher, it is with Muslim religious spirituality that Nizam Baboorally will have the gift for Arabic calligraphy, the mastery of which will be acquired by enchantment.
> SAM. 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. / SUN. 6 to 9.30 am / (Duration: 1h30) / 12 rue Louis Brunet / Info on 0692 25 78 63
Guided tour (group 15 people) / Dive “100 years back” and discover this hidden treasure and the history of the “CHINOIS WELL”, where in the past the inhabitants of the “Beaufonds” district came to draw water from this source , which is located at a place called “Beaufonds” near the “Boutik Lyn” at the first sea coast. This site will be rehabilitated and safeguarded to become a “historical heritage” so that the memories will endure in the memories of succeeding generations. /
> SAM. 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. / 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. / (Duration: 1 hour) / 155 RN2 Bittern in bed Beaufonds / Info on 0692 58 16 52
Guided tour (group 20 people) / The chimney of Beaufonds is the chimney of a former sugar factory. It is listed as a monument
historical since June 27, 2002, as well as its base.
> SAM. 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Duration: 1 hour) / 47 Route Nationale 2 / Registration on 0262 50 77 08
BETHLEHEM ISLAND: LONTAN REUNION
Guided tour by the association / “Les Aventuriers de l’Est” (group of 15 people) / A family outing in a luxuriant universe. Let’s discover a place steeped in history: Ilet Bethléem. Only the chapel bears witness to the presence of a forgotten village.
> SAM. 17 and Sun. 18 / at 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. / (Duration 2.5 hours) / Ilet Bethléem car park / Registration on 0692 26 94 10
Les Cuivres de l’Est / Do your shopping on the tunes of long ago.
> SAM. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. / Covered Market Square
Guided tour / The Church of Sainte-Anne has been listed as a historic monument since 1982. / A true architectural masterpiece, its Baroque style with its cement moldings and gargoyles make it unique.
> SAM. 17 from 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. / (Duration 1 hour) / Cité la Source, Sainte-Anne / Info on 0692 62 25 07
VILAMAN KARLY TEMPLE
Guided tour (group 15 pers.) Discover the history of the temple and its architecture which, among other things, make this place so rich.
> SAM. 5 p.m. at 10 a.m. / (Duration: 2 hours) / Route du Butor / Info on 0692 42 63 42
GUIDED TOUR OF THE CITY CENTRE: HISTORIC HEART
Guided tour by the association “Les Aventuriers de l’Est” (group of 25 people) / Discover the history of the city, the Brunet monument, the curious Mavoulouque alley, the cemetery, the old railway station and the coquette rue Alexis de Villeneuve.
> SAM. 17 and Sun. 6:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Duration 2 hours) / Forecourt of the town hall / Registration on 0692 38 14 13
EASTERN COASTAL WALKING: IN THE TIME OF THE TI TRAIN AND THE MARINES
Guided tour by the association / “Les Aventuriers de l’Est” (group of 20 people) / A family outing facing the Indian Ocean. We will look there for the remains of the Saint-Benoît Marine train and landing stage. We will discover the fauna and flora of the eastern coast.
> SAM. 17 and Sun. 6:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. / (Duration 2 hours) / Station swimming pool / Registration on 0693 32 48 30
BEAUFONDS PANDIALE TEMPLE
Guided tour (group 10 people) / Discover the history of the temple, its architecture and the rites practiced.
> SUN. 6:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. / (Duration: 1 hour) / Route du Butor / Info on 0692 58 57 89
“KNOWN AND UNKNOWN TREES” CIRCUIT
Guided tour by the CAUE (group 20 people) / Heritage of previous generations, the remarkable trees span the decades. Discover the specificities of each of them which, despite their imposing size, blend into the urban landscape.
>SAT. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / Forecourt of the med. de Bras-Fusil / Info on 0262 21 86 38
FESTIVAL PLAY IT AGAIN!
Film screenings / Two cinematic masterpieces. To discover or rediscover: “Le Corniaud” by Gérard Oury > FRI 16. at 8 p.m.
“Fric-Frac” by Maurice Lehman > SAT 17. at 8:00 p.m.
15 rue Montfleury / Info on 0262 50 48 51 and 0692 66 16 74
ANTOINE LOUIS ROUSSIN MEDIA LIBRARY
CAUE “Boutiks fonnkèr” exhibition / The “Boutiks fonnkèr” exhibition traces the evolution of Reunion’s commercial heritage, from the 19th century to the present day. Alon beats a karé dann tan… > VEN. 16 and SAM. 17
“Kartié Karmon” exhibition by Jean-Marc Lacaze / An exhibition of photographs to discover the Karmon, a cultural and religious event of the Hindu community of Reunion Island. This carnival has been held in Saint-Louis for over 100 years.
> FRI. 16 and SAM. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Screening of a short documentary film on Karmon, followed by a discussion with Jean-Marc Lacaze. / >SUN. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Vacoa braiding workshop / Creation of a vacoa coaster led by the association Est en Mouvement
> SAM. 5 to 10 a.m. (Duration: 1 hour) / 18 rue Montfleury / Info on 0262 50 88 20
WALKING AND SCREENING “THE MERMAID OF MISSISSIPI”
Movie walk “The Mississippi Mermaid” / The church of Ste-Anne served as the setting for François Truffaut’s film. During this walk, relive the key moments of this masterpiece which has brought to light the rich heritage of the city. > SAM. 5 to 3 p.m.
Ronn Kozé / (Re)discover “The Mississippi Mermaid” through testimony
> SAM. 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Screening of “The Mississippi Mermaid” by François Truffaut / Louis Mahé, a rich planter, married Julie, met through classified ads.
After the wedding, she disappears, taking with her all of Louis’ money…
> SAM. 5 to 7 p.m. / Church of Sainte-Anne / Info on 0693 32 74 33
BRAS-FUSIL MEDIA LIBRARY
Exhibition “Fauna and flora of France and overseas” by Passion Nature /Discover the diversity of the fauna and flora of mainland France and overseas through this exhibition of photographs.
> FRI. 16 and SAM. 17 / 4 rue Le Corbusier / Info on 0262 50 88 33