Chateau St Cloud
About Chateau St Cloud
Chateau St Cloud is ideally situated in the centre of La Digue, at the foot of the island's only mountain, just 10 minutes from the beach or a few minutes by bicycles to the famous beach at Anse Source D'Argent. The Chateau's grace and charm is complemented by the surrounding scenery in which exotics flowers, fruits and tropical plants encompass this Colonial estate in rustic tranquility. The Chateau was once part of a vanilla farm, and in recent times has been converted into a small charming hotel by its owner, the Saint Ange Family.
The Chateau was built at the height of Napoleon's Empire and named after the small French town of St Cloud, which is south of Paris. A visitor to the Chateau is privy to a splendid view of local granite formations which writhe and twist in bizarre patterns, and guests can also visit one of the few coco de mer trees still remaining on the island. If leisurely movement catches your fancy, there are giant tortoises which have been on the estate for generations, and are now considered part of the St Ange family.
Chateau St Cloud Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling