Comment s'y rendre

Par voie maritime

Un navire polyvalent Cargo Passagers – le Mauritius Trochetia desserve l’île par voie maritime sur une base quasi bimensuelle. Le trajet dure entre 36 et 48 heures selon l’état de la mer. Le bateau attire pas mal de gens le jour de son arrivé.

Par voie aérienne

L’ile est aussi desservie quotidiennement par Air Mauritius. La compagnie nationale assure une liaison quotidienne entre Rodrigues et Maurice. L’aéroport Sir Gaétan Duval se situe dans au Sud-Ouest de Rodrigues a Plaine corail. Le nombre des fréquences pouvant atteindre 2 à 5 vols par jour selon les périodes. Le trajet dure au maximum 90 minutes...

La compagnie Air Austral aussi assure une liaison directe entre Rodrigues et l'île de la Réunion durant les periodes de grande vacance à l'île de la Réunion. La compagnie Réunionaise assure le service Réunion (Aéroport de Pierrefonds) - Rodrigues - Réunion, le vendredi et dimanche uniquement durant ces périodes.

Rodrigues’ Culture

There are a few decades ago the people of Rodrigues found their entertainment in traditional music, the sound of sega drum and accordion in small balls on Saturday evenings. Cultural awakening which occurred at the end of the 1970s allowed the construction and consolidation of the cultural identity of Rodrigues through the development of these various elements, which form the base of the culture of every nation: food, music, crafts...

It should be noted the great influence of the Catholic religion in everyday and cultural life of the population. Religion, respect for tradition and family are the pillars of Rodrigues life. Today, it can be seen that the local music and traditional dances are quite used during shows in hotels and other cultural events. It is the same for the traditional dishes; and crafts which are found everywhere in the market. These dishes which were despised have now become a luxury in major tourist and cultural events. The Rodrigues' music is present on the stage of international cultural events. Rodrigues’ culture is an asset that must not only be developed and exploited, but which above all also needs to be preserve as it is the essence of the Rodriguan cultural identity.

Rodrigues' culture

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At the heart of the Indian Ocean, at latitude 19°43’ S and longitude 63°25’ E, Rodrigues Island stretches over a surface area of 108 km2. Some 650 km to the north-east of Mauritius, it is the part of Africa that is closest to Australia. Born from volcanic activity between 1.3 and 1.5 million years ago, the island – 18 km long, 8 km wide – is the smallest of the Mascarene archipelago. Rodrigues is a mountainous island with a succession of valleys plunging to the 300 km2 lagoon, bringing an exhilarating feeling of weightlessness whilst meandering through steep escarpments and terraced fields towards its 80-km coastline. One of the most characteristic features of this enthralling though accessible island is its relief. The efforts of the most adventurous culminate in the joys of basking in one of the numerous deserted inlets, all the while gazing at white-tailed tropicbirds gliding through the air to and from their nests in surrounding cliffs. The island enjoys a tropical climate with temperatures varying between 28 and 35°C during the Southern summer, which coincides with the cyclonic season (November to April) and between 18 and 27°C in winter.

 

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Rodrigues in Images