Francois Leguat Reserve

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Niclas S
Aachen, Germany8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We had a tour through the tortoise park and the cave and had a great time there.

Museum and restaurant are worth a visit too.
Written March 25, 2022
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barbaramariii
4 contributions
Mar 2022
This is an experience that we will remember forever. Before our visit, my friend and I admittedly did not care about turtles or tortoises. We only went here because the islands off the coast were closed. Yet, I am happy there were closed! Had they been open I would have never seen this lovely reserve filled with beautiful animals and plants.

The cave, the museum, the tortoises, all of it was AMAZING (including the restaurant!). Charlene was an incredible tour guide. This is a must-do activity for everybody who visits the island-- not only to see the tortoises, but also to support the Reserve's work and pay respect to the indigenous landscape and creatures of Rodrigues.
Written March 23, 2022
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thierrycalins
Curepipe9 contributions
Mar 2021
nice park...lovely people..surely one if the best in Rodrigues.
Love it..will surely go there again....
Written March 8, 2021
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fja
8 contributions
Jan 2021
The Reserve is splendid, well kept. It is so great to see such a wonderful work by a great team. We had the chance to spot a 2 to 3 days old baby turtle roaming alone on the plateau. We took it along with us to a dedicated zone for baby turtles where it was washed, identified and marked. it was indeed a great experience.

Positives:
1) Splendid spot
2) The turtles seem to be well taken care of and loved
3) Well maintained impressive Cave
4) wild prunes on site can be tasted by visitors
5) local ice cream available at the entrance - very convenient with the intense heat
6) site adapted to elderly people with benches at different spots to rest if needed

Cons:
1) We got Bernard as guide who was out of context most of time taking about phylosophy of life a bit too much instead of talking about the amazing history of Rodrigues, the turtles and the cave. I believe the guide needs a minimum formation. He got us really irritated. Also, it is ok to say "i do not know" rather than giving the wrong information through bluffing.

2) The restaurant: the restaurant was completely empty and the waiters were forcing us to sit on a table in the sun because that is where the table for 4 are. they refused to let us sit on the table for 6 which was in shade just because we were 2 people less. again, the restaurant was completely empty and we were the only 4 customers there.
Written January 19, 2021
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Jenisha C
5 contributions
Jan 2021
The guide was very clear and friendly. Very enriching information about the caves and tortoises. a must see.
Written January 18, 2021
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Hello Jenisha, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you had a nice time in our park and we were able to provide you with the excellent experience we strive to provide all our customers. See you soon, François Leguat Reserve Team
Written January 19, 2021
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Bilaalab
Mauritius6 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Hello peeps
It’s been a while since I last wrote but I feel I have to review this one.
The reserve is very nice and the work done is amazing.

Nevertheless I feel I have to share that I was very annoyed by our guide there. He call himself Bernard ‘la tortue’. His explanation on plants is inaccurate and his overall speech is very inappropriate. It’s definitely not very informative and sometimes offensive. It would be nice if the centre can give them courses on what to talk and how to communicate to people. I feel very annoyed of having to listen to such a guy for 90 minutes.

I wish to stress on the fact that I was amazed by the great work done there but the resource person need to be dealt with.

Thank you
Written January 17, 2021
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Hello, We thank you very much for your comment. Some of our guides may effectively need a refresher course now that we have reopened to the public. We will do the needful as soon as possible. Very glad that you loved our product, François Leguat Reserve. It is our pride to be able to share this beautiful place with a maximum of visitors.
Written January 19, 2021
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Naseem Khoodoruth
Quatre Bornes142 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Great place to visit with family, the cave
, the canyon, the tortoise and great guide thank you Mr. Billy excellent
Written October 27, 2020
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Hello Naskhoodoruth, Thank you so much for your precious review! We really appreciate it! A big thank on behalf of Billy, we hope to see you soon in our reserve. Cheers, François Leguat Reserve Team
Written January 19, 2021
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Little-Stell
Mauritius16 contributions
Aug 2020
Amazing tortoises! They stand up to be petted, wonderful. You can also sponsor one and provide its food for years to come! Excellent guide, room for kids to run around. Grotto makes a nice finish to visit. Museum interesting and the video of the formation of the island was new and excellent, great overview and grabs attention of eight-year-olds. Restaurant had good service and good food.
Written August 18, 2020
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Hello Little-Stell Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you had a nice time in our park and we were able to provide you with the excellent experience we strive to provide all our customers. See you soon, François Leguat Reserve Team
Written January 19, 2021
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Gilbert Bouic
Rodrigues Island102 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
A fun excursion for the children and turtle lovers. Caves that give a welcome relief from the burning sun and a welcome Cafe/souvenir shop at the exit.
Written February 11, 2020
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Hello Gilbert Bouic, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy happy that you had a nice time in our reserve. We hope to see you soon. François Leguat Reserve Team
Written January 19, 2021
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Evan
Mauritius12 contributions
Mar 2019
Very nice visit, the guide was really friendly and funny. Enjoyed it a lot.
The caves is nearly the same as 'cavernes patates'. so no need to go to both. ;)
Nice environment in general
Written February 10, 2020
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Hello EV2208. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you had a nice time in our park and we were able to provide you with the excellent experience we strive to provide all our customers. Grande Caverne which has been equipped with state of art walkways, steps and eco-friendly lighting. Grande Caverne is the only electrified ‘Show Cave’ in the south-west Indian Ocean. See you soon, François Leguat Reserve Team
Written January 19, 2021
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