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Volcano walks

PITON DE LA FOURNAISE: AIM FOR THE MOON!

On another planet in Reunion Island

In the 18th century, the writer and botanist Bernardin de Saint-Pierre likened Reunion Island to a reduced model of an entire continent. As mankind explores Mars, we can confirm that Reunion takes us to a different planet. Ready for take-off? Starting countdown…

Destination: Piton de la Fournaise!

Call upon a mountain leader and explore Reunion Island in complete safety.

A must-do

The Marmite Lontan gîte and the Volcan gite offer hikers traditional meals and overnight stays. The Cité du Volcan on the Plaine des Cafres is well worth stopping to visit. This educational centre reopened in August 2014 to offer children and adults a fun approach to learning all the secrets of the Piton de la Fournaise, with innovative, interactive facilities.

Discover the volcano as if you were there

Explore Reunion as if you were there, with Google Street View. The rocky, volcanic soils of the Piton de la Fournaise will reveal all their secrets and you can even admire some key attractions such as the Chapelle de Rosemont and the Pas de Bellecombe.