The Belvedere of the Window
In the heights of Saint-Louis, starting from the charming star-studded village of Makes, where the astronomical observatory is notably located, a beautiful forest road of ten kilometers will lead you to the famous belvedere of the Fenêtre des Makes, located at 1,587 meters above sea level.
Once at the end of the road, you will enjoy a wonderful panorama of the natural cirque of Cilaos , the Piton des Neiges and the Grand Bénare! To enjoy a clear view, you should definitely go there on a clear day and preferably early in the morning before the clouds arrive.
If the Fenêtre des Makes is particularly appreciated by lovers of beautiful landscapes, it is also a delight for hikers, the site being the starting point for several hiking trails.
Going back down to the village of Makes, you can take a relaxing break and have a bite to eat on one of the pretty picnic areas.