Maison Gallieni

La Maison Gallieni is a fabulous orange-brick 19th century residence once used to house the first bank in Madagascar in the historic heart of Tana (the Capital - Antananarivo).  Redesigned as a guest house, Maison Gallieni is made up of 4 large bedrooms and indoor and outdoor common areas intended for well-being and relaxation. In order to respect the environment, rainwater is collected and the Maison has been updated to include ecological lighting.

A pool and tropical garden can be found outside. Up the spiral staircase, a large modernist lounge and dining area where dinner and breakfast are served at a large communal table enjoy fabulous views out across the city. Service here is low key and friendly with a particularly homely feel making it a fabulous retreat from the bustle outside.

Located on the Faravohitra hill which overlooks the city, a few hundred meters from the famous Faravohitra cathedral built in 1868, and a stone's throw from the "Royal Palissandre" hotel, Maison Gallieni enjoys an ideal location. Nearby, the large covered market of the Pavillons Analakely and the famous Avenue de l'Indépendance.

All bedrooms at the Maison are located on the ground floor. Some are more private while other offer easy access to the gardens or the pool. The 4 spacious bedrooms are air-conditioned, equipped with a flat screen, a safe, a telephone and WIFI Internet access.

Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums. With a pleasant, dry climate, and quaint, leafy streets, the city can provide a pleasant base point for exploring Madagascar. Things to do in Antananarivo can include visits to its colorful open-air marketplaces, lemur and reptile park, and a plethora of churches and squares, as well as an exploration of a diverse dining scene.

Analakely Market

The voyager visiting Tana should not miss the Analakely market. Colorful, with many curious items on sale (like hand made bar soaps and medicinal remedies), fruits and veggies and so much more. This is a bustling place, fun to check out with friendly people.

Is’Art Galerie

IS'ART galerie is the only contemporary art space in Antananarivo , Madagascar. It used to be a laundry changed into this creative space by many artists. Its objective is to promote and enhance the artists by offering an exhibition , organizing events around their works , by promoting them as the Malagasy and international scene. Every month a new exhibition to see. Every friday night a concert-performance on the stage to watch. Every day a nice restaurant to eat creative food This is the place to meet artists and the underground art scene of the country.

Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Admire images of people from everyday life carved into the stone walls of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, part of a royal complex. Built for Queen Ranavalona in the 17th century, this large landmark building perches on the top of Analamanga Hill, with an excellent view of the surroundings. The original wooden pavilion that stood here was consumed by fire, and the current stone structure dates from 1864. Your entrance fee includes a guide, who will inform you about the history of the site. Stroll through the scenic flower gardens dotted with interesting statues, step inside the stone church, and check out the cannons on display.