commune in La Réunion, France

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Geographical coordinates: -21.166388888 55.286944444


English Saint-Leu, Réunion

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the west side of the island of Réunion.

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German Saint-Leu (Réunion)

Saint-Leu ist eine französische Gemeinde im Übersee-Département Réunion. Sie grenzt im Südwesten an den Indischen Ozean und beherbergt einen botanischen Garten (Conservatoire Botanique de Mascarin) und ein öffentliches Aquarium (Kélonia). Die Gemeindegemarkung war bis zu deren Auflösung 2015 aufgeteilt in die Kantone Saint-Leu-1 und Saint-Leu-2, seither gehören Teile der Gemeinde zu den Kantonen Saint-Leu und L’Étang-Salé.

Source: Saint-Leu (Réunion)

Polish Saint-Leu

Saint-Leu – miasto w Reunionie (departament zamorski Francji); 31 518 mieszkańców (2013). Przemysł spożywczy, włókienniczy.

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Ukrainian Сен-Ле (Реюньйон)

Сен-Ле (фр. Saint-Leu) — місто та муніципалітет у Франції, в заморському департаменті Реюньйон. Населення — 31 837 осіб (2011).

Муніципалітет розташований на відстані близько 9700 км на південний схід від Парижа, 37 км на південний захід від Сен-Дені.

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Spanish Saint-Leu (Reunión)

Saint-Leu, es una comuna francesa situada en el departamento y región de Reunión.

El gentilicio francés de sus habitantes es Saint-Leusiens.

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French Saint-Leu (La Réunion)

Saint-Leu est une ville balnéaire de l'île de La Réunion, sur la côte ouest de ce département d'outre-mer français de l'océan Indien.

Ses habitants sont appelés les Saint-Leusiens.

Source: Saint-Leu (La Réunion)

Italian Saint-Leu (Riunione)

Saint-Leu è un comune francese di 30.770 abitanti situato nel dipartimento d'oltre mare di Réunion.

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Places located in Saint-Leu

Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin

The Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin (12.5 hectares) is a national conservatory and botanical garden located at 2, rue du Père Georges, Colimaçons, Saint-Leu, Réunion, France. It is open daily except Monday; an admission fee is charged.

The conservatory was established in 1986 as the Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de Mascarin on farmland belonging to the family of the Marquis Antoine Sosthène Armand de Châteauvieux, at an elevation of 500 meters on the leeward side of La Réunion. In 1993 it was given its current name as it became one of France's eight Conservatoires Botaniques Nationaux. In 1996 its mission changed focus from conservation within its gardens, and the cultivation and the propagation of rare and threatened plants endemic to La Réunion, to a primary emphasis on management and monitoring of species in their natural habitats.

The conservatory's ongoing projects include establishing plots in mid-elevation wet forests for long-term study of plant diversity and vegetation dynamics; field surveys to determine locations for rare endemics (such as the highly endangered Ruizia cordata and Carissa xylopicron; replanting the endangered Lomatophyllum macrum in situ; and seed germination studies of endemic plants including Hugonia serrata and Antirhea borbonica.

The conservatory's garden (3 hectares) contains about 4,000 plant species endemic to the Mascarene Islands, i.e., including Madagascar, Mauritius, and Rodrigues, as well as Réunion itself. It is organized into seven sections as follows:

Réunion collection - indigenous flora, including more than 50 endemic species.

Lontan plants - a historical collection of local agriculture, including coffee, spices, fruit trees, sugar cane, and geraniums.

Orchard - more than 50 fruit tree species.

Succulents - succulent plants and exotic cacti, including species from the Americas and Africa.

Palm trees - endemic and exotic palm trees.

Orchids - orchids.

Bamboo ravine - bamboos.


Kélonia is a public aquarium and observatory specialising in Marine turtles in Saint-Leu, Réunion.

It was built on the site of a former Turtle Ranch and purposes guided visits and educational workshops.

Kélonia also participates on different research programs on marine turtles. These include migratory studies, monitoring populations, genetics, etc.

It also has a turtle clinic.

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