The Piton de la Fournaise is the island’s main tourist attraction, and offers outdoor activities and original visits, such as the lava tunnels to be discovered on the coast, or the Cité du Volcan museum. Get ready to be amazed.
The Piton de la Fournaise, despite its sulphurous reputation, is accessible to all, whatever the age or level. This is Reunion Island’s first touristic attraction, with 400,000 visitors coming to see it every year. Totalling 2,631m, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. But visitors can walk from head to toe, from the waves lapping at its base to the clouds caressing its summit. You can get there on foot with unforgettable hikes, during which there is an option to be accompanied by professional photographers. And even though walking round the main crater, known as Dolomieu, is no longer possible since its collapse in 2,007, alternative routes are just as attractive. They include the inside of the Enclos Fouqué, the heart of the volcano or around the outside. There are also routes starting close to the volcano’s forest path, on the marked-out paths of Mont Langevin, Piton de l’Eau and the Oratoire Sainte-Thérèse.