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“A beautiful garden”
Review of Maison Folio

Maison Folio
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

In the heart of Hell Bourg lies this lush tropical garden and a century old creole house.
It is a bit of a shame that the guided visits are in French only, an English speaking guide would definitely be a plus. Our guide showed us the remarkable plants of the garden and explained their traditional use. She was doing as well a lot of jokes (in French...) and every one in the group had a good laugh.
The house also includes the creole house. It is not so common to find one of them in such a good state nowadays.
If you go to Hell Bourg, I would definitely recommending spending an hour and 5 euros to visit the Maison Folio.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

If you don't know what is the real style od the houses of the French tropics, don't hesitate to visit this place. The garden is fantastic with giant ferns and many nice orchids. The guided tour is interesting if you can understand the French language because the guides speak a mixed language (French and creole) with a lot of jokes.
You can visit this place in the afternoon, but don't forget that this place is the most rainy place of this island (6 to 8 meters of rainfall a year! it explains why the plants are so nice)

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This old house is set in a wonderful tropical garden full of plants of all kinds. The owner shows you round (in French) and describes both the garden plants, tools and objects int he outbuildings and the history of the house. Well worth visiting

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