The island of Reunion described as an earthly paradise. In the fifteenth century it is situated nominal Arab sailors on a map, since in 1516 the Portuguese Pedro Mascarenhas rediscovered the island, which he called the Mascarene. In 1638, the day of the feast of St. Paul, the French Salomom Goubet, vessel commander of the St. Alexis, landed in a bay he named St. Paul. But still visit today, he said the French island.
It is in 1646 that the island receives its first inhabitants, twelve men strong dolphin (Madagascar) are abandoned. Two years later the twelve men gathered at the surprise in excellent health. The France became interested then to this island.
Flacourt, governor of the island Madagascar renamed « The Bourbon ».
The Bourbon gradually becomes a place of supplies for the navires.En route to India. Under pressure from the East India Company, The Colony develops, cultivates the spices…
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