Bourbon

bourbon

This caractère room of 20m2, with it's natural and soft tones, wood ceiling and exposed beam, is composed with an independant bathroom with one vask, a shower, towel dryer and hair dryer. It is equiped with a king size bed of 160.

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A piece of history

In 1767, the East India Company definitively surrendered “Ile Bourbon” to the king who administered it directly. It’s governor remains dependent of the “Islands of France” and “Bourbon”, installed in Port-Louis, who is lieutenant general of the King and military leader, assisted by an authorizing officer in charge of the economic and financial administration, placed under the authority of the steward of the “Ile de France”. Two authorizing officers are distinguished by their activity: Crémont (1767-1778) and Thibaut de Chanvalon (1785-1789).

Until then, known in French under the name of Mascarene, it becomes under the name of Bourbon a stopover of the French East Indies Company then quickly turns into a strategic counter of the route of the Indies because of the rise of the coffee trade from the 1710s.

Soon a true plantation company, the colony then went under the direct control of the King of France in the 1760s before being reassigned to sugar cane cultivation at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, then to be definitively renamed his current name, Reunion, and deprived of the use of slavery in 1848. It follows an economic crisis to which a definitive term will be put only with its transformation into a French department in 1946.