The Mission was founded by Father Bichet in 1887.
The church was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel in Paris and transported in pieces to St. Anne where it was built in 1889. It is a mixture of color and visual contrasts. The dark rust color and simple silhouette of the church nestled in the green palm trees make it worthwhile to visit, be it only for the opportunity of taking a photo. Located off the beaten track on the edge of a lagoon, visitors who approach by the river have their first glimpse of the Mission by the church spire rising above the canopy. One is immediately struck by the surrounding atmosphere of peace and tranquility due in part to the isolation of the site.
For lovers of ecotourism, Evéngué, or Gorilla Island, is a sanctuary accessible to visitors. Its primary mission is to improve the quality of life of gorillas threatened by human activity and to allow, if possible, their reintegration in the wild. We invite you to share this enriching experience and discover the secrets of these primates.
Details of the tour:
Start time: 10 am
Mode of Transport: Motorboat, walking
We will cross the lagoon of Fernan Vaz by motorboat, a journey of about 30 minutes, before reaching the Mission’s landing stage.
We begin our tour at the Mission, led by the priest, then visit the church and finish with a stroll through the forest abounding with wild orchids.
We will then have lunch with a fabulous view overlooking the lagoon before continuing, if applicable, to Gorillas Island.
By late afternoon, return to Omboué