Philibert Commerson was a French naturalist, well-known for having discovered a number of plants on the island. He discovered and named the volcanic “Commerson” crater on Reunion Island !
A hiking trip that’s suitable for all
Let’s face it, admiring the Commerson crater, at a depth of 265 metres is far from a trekking expedition only for sporty participants! This is the perfect outing for families, it takes only five minutes to get to the viewpoint overlooking the crater.
From Bourg Murat, follow signs for the Piton de la Fournaise. Along the forest route up to the Volcano, you are guaranteed beautiful lunar landscapes… After passing the Pas de Sable, you’ve arrived, all you have to do is leave your car in the car park and walk over to the viewpoint to admire a view that you won’t forget in a hurry !
Commerson Crater on Reunion Island is a very pleasant place to stop by on the way up to the Piton de la Fournaise.