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Saint-Andre is one of the larger communities on Reunion, and quite distinct. Located just east of St. Denis on the 'rainy' side of the island, Saint-Andre is not a tourist hot spot. This is somewhat a shame, because the absence of sunny beaches does not detract from the town's attributes.
Much of the island is dominated by French culture, but Saint-Andre is clearly Indian - Tamil to be specific. When slavery was abolished in the 1800's, thousands of Tamils were recruited to fill the void and Saint-Andre was where the new labor force massed. The natural result is that the village's attractions rest with several splendid Hindu temples (the Temple of Colosse and Kali Temple) and Indian cuisine.