Red Roof Church in Cap Malheureux

Don’t miss the famous Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice church in Cap Malheureux, eponymous to all the shipwrecks that have occurred on its coasts.

Situated on the northern tip of the island, the small red roof church stands out against a backdrop of the turquoise lagoon and Coin de Mire Island. A picture-postcard setting well worth your time!

The church, famous for its surprising basalt altar and stoup, is open to visitors.

Masses are open to all and are held on Saturdays at 6 pm and Sundays at 9:30 am. The church is not very big, so do not hesitate to come early to secure a seat inside.

Feel free to stroll around and admire the panoramic view or rejoice in the shade of a huge Banyan with impressive visible roots.

Our tips for a memorable visit

We invite you to come to Cap Malheureux at the end of the day, ideally at sunset, to bask in an exceptional light. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to observe the green flash!

If you have the opportunity to come between October and December, the flamboyant flowers contribute to an even more spectacular scenery.

Make the most of your visit to Cap Malheureux by visiting the marine cemetery and the Tamil temple.