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Monday, August 12, 2013

Les Makes, where the stars meet the sky!

On Reunion Island, Les Etoiles du Terroir emerged as a number of not-to-miss events in August. On Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, the stars make an appointment with Les Makes for light-studded nights.

 

At the heart of a popular place, discover a village, enjoy local produce, and enjoy the quality of a local production that thrives in this village located in the uplands of the island, marked by the authenticity.

 

A unique place in the Indian Ocean, the Astronomical Observatory of Les Makes, offers a correspondence between the Earth and the stars unlike any other.

 

Science, gastronomy, sports, and recreation invite participants to relax and to discover the lifestyle that is typical of the South uplands.

 

In the Plaine des Makes, hike the point of view of La Fenetre and let yourself be charmed by the friendly people with skills steeped in tradition.

 

Destination Sud Reunion, the municipality of Saint-Louis and the usual partners are developing tourism in this area of Saint-Louis uplands by enhancing this exceptional environment, coordinating tourism professionals and the associative fabric, while highlighting agricultural and handicraft products of this region.

 

 

[Source: Destination Sud Reunion]

 

 

Les Etoiles du Terroir & La Nuit des Etoiles programs

 

 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

 

Paul Hermann school, from 1 pm to 9 pm:

• 3 pm: inauguration

• Craft village and fruits, vegetables, and flowers market

• Inflatable and climbing wall

• Food: snack bar, restaurant

 

Concerts on the podium:

 

• 4 pm: Dancing on the podium with the Dream Team Dance association

• 6:30 pm: Missty

• 7:30 pm: Meta

 

With Rosalie and Co: electric bike rental or ATV

 

• From 9 am to 5 pm

• Children from 1.50 m

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

With Roulib: renting, organizing outings, and selling electric bikes

From 9 am to 5 pm

 

For a group outing:

 

• Rent for a group of 5 to 8 people

• Rent for a group of 9 to 12 people

 

For mini-courses discovery in Les Makes:

 

• Contact: Christophe Queland at 0692 16 49 62 or Rafael at 0693 13 26 67

• E-mail: chrisqueland@yahoo.fr

 

Village des Makes

 

Visit the Bonsais Garden: guided tour of over 300 bonsais with Mr. Ferrere

 

• Duration: 1 hour

• Departures: every hour

• From 9 am to 5 pm

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

Forest Road of La Fenetre:

 

Walking with Loic Olivier/Renyon Sentiers:

"The grand tour of La Fenetre des Makes:" This hike offers great views of the cirque of Cilaos, Piton des Neiges, and the main peaks of Reunion Island. The course is varied: a forest made up of the colours of the highlands, a cryptomeria forest, a ridge course, geranium roast fields, and an exceptional geological discovery... The guide covers the history of the creation of the village des Makes through the Bourbon geranium culture.

• Average level, about 4 hours of walking, loop 8 km, 500 m ascent and descent

• Creole Lunch at the picnic area, Montplaisir

• Supervision by a mountain B. E. passionate of the massif des Makes

• Capacity: maximum 10 people

• Appointment: 2 km from the forest road up to La Fenetre (concrete road)

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

With QBR: downhill quad bike

 

• Duration: 2 hours on average, more than 45 minutes of descent and ascent 30 minutes via shuttle bus

• Departures: 9 am – 11 am – 1 pm – 3 pm

• Warning: 1m 40 minimum size required, and sports wear desired

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

With Makes Aventures: adventure course in the trees

 

• Reservations required: limited places

• Registrations and reservations 0692 30 29 29

 

Site of Aire des Platanes

 

With Atmosphere Pei: discovery, initiation bicycle lying

 

Brats circuit:

 

• Maximum weight 100 kg

• Closed shoes, sports wear holding

• No zippers on the back pockets

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

Astronomical Observatory Les Makes: from 8:30 pm to 12 midnight - free

 

The Night of Stars

 

• Workshops sky observation

• Slideshow theme: "The distances in the universe and the different constellations" 2013 National Conference theme: "Distance of the Stars"

 

National Park Reunion: "Flight under the stars"

South sector agents offer the public 2 workshops during the Night of Stars, on the site of the Astronomical Observatory

 

• Opening workshops slots beginning of each hour starting from 8 pm to 12 midnight (or 4 slots)

• Contact: Mr. Paulet in 0692 27 57 20

 

Workshop 1: "Seabirds and light pollution"

An agent of the park address the issue of light pollution and its impacts on the environment

 

Workshop 2: "Listening bats"

A few games through listening and observation, discover the only native mammals of the island: "bats"

 

Sports:

 

• From 8 am: U13 soccer tournament, Sports and Cultural Association of Les Makes

• From 9 am to 4 pm: tennis tournament at FOS PTT

• At 4:30 pm: awards ceremony

 

 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

 

Paul Hermann school from 9am to 6 pm

• Craft village and fruits, vegetables, and flowers market

• Inflatable and climbing wall

• Food: snack bar, restaurant

 

Concerts on the podium

• 10:30 am: Dancing on the podium with the Dream Team Dance association

• 3 pm: Dancing on the podium with the Dream Team Dance association

• 4:30 pm: Sega'el live

 

With Rosalie and Co: electric bike rental or ATV

• Children from 1.50 m

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

With Roulib: renting, organizing outings, and selling electric bikes

 

For a group outing:

• Rent for a group of 5 to 8 people

• Rent for a group of 9 to 12 people

 

For mini-courses discovery in Les Makes:

• Contact: Christophe Queland at 0692 16 49 62 or Rafael at 0693 13 26 67

• E-mail: chrisqueland@yahoo.fr

 

Village des Makes

 

Visit the Bonsais Garden: tour of over 300 bonsais with Mr. Ferrere

• Duration: 1 hour

• Departures: every hour

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

Forest Road of La Fenetre:

 

Walking with Loic Olivier/Renyon Sentiers:

"The grand tour of La Fenetre des Makes:” This hike offers great views of the cirque of Cilaos, Piton des Neiges, and the main peaks of Reunion Island. The course is varied: a forest made up of the colors of the highlands, a cryptomeria forest, a ridge course, geranium roast fields, and an exceptional geological discovery... The guide covers the history of the creation of the village des Makes through the Bourbon geranium culture.

• Average level, about 4 hours of walking, loop 8 km, 500 m ascent and descent

• Creole Lunch at the picnic area, Montplaisir

• Supervision by a mountain B. E. passionate of the massif des Makes

• Maximum capacity: 10 people

• Appointment: 2 km from the forest road up to La Fenetre (concrete road)

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

With QBR: downhill quad bike

• Duration: 2 hours on average more than 45 minutes down to 30 minutes lift shuttle bus

• Departures: 9 am – 11 am – 1 pm – 3 pm

• Warning: 1 m 40 mandatory minimum requested size and sportswear desired

• Pre-registration and booking with Destination Sud Reunion at 0820 203 220 (local call rate)

 

With Makes Aventures: adventure course in the trees

• Reservations required: limited places

• Registration/reservations 0692 30 29 29

 

Small addition to the weekend

 

Discover the gourmet dishes of the best restaurants of the village based on local products.

 

The country inn Le Vieil Alambic offers:

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 in the evening, his "Starry Menu"

• Input: carrot fritter, bread fruit, green papaya

• Food: curry duck or smoked cock accompanied by chouchou potato, or smoked bud cabbage, green strawberries rougail

• Dessert: fresh fruit and homemade cakes

• Capacity: up to 100 people

• Service: 7 pm to 9 pm

 

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, from 8 am to 9:30 am, the "rice heated"

• Based on local products along with juice and coffee pei

• Capacity: up to 100 people

• Service: from 8 am, self-service

 

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, his lunch

 

Booking from:

• Pascal D'Eurveiller at 0692 25 64 30

• Email: le-vieil-alambic@orange.fr

 

The table d'hote "Les Jardins du Montplaisir" offers:

 

Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, 2013, the "House & Cutlery"

• Drinks: fruit juices, rums, punch planter

• Appetizer: sweet potato chips, sofas, tuber doughnut with cod

• Input: soup for bookings from Saturday 10th in the evening, gourmet platter, slice Montplaisir

• Food: duck stew or chicken curry, pink coconut beans, chili sauce, rice

• Dessert: fruit cup mascarpone

• Tea or coffee

• Capacity: Up to 20 seats

 

Booking from:

• Marc & Line-Claude Berthome at 0262 37 88 51 and 0692 698 098

• Email: marc.berthome@gmail.com