3 million years ago, fire erupted from the bowels of the earth. This clash of the elements created an island right in the middle of the Indian Ocean which was soon covered with abundant vegetation and perfectly hospitable. So water and fire did indeed shape each of the mountains which so impress us today. This young land prone to eruptions has become a legacy, a gift from nature to be passed on to future generations. In 2010, UNESCO included the “pitons, cirques and ramparts of Reunion Island” on the prestigious World Heritage list. Let us tell you why!