Piton de l'Eau

Basin ,  Remarkable places at La Plaine-des-Palmistes

  • Piton de l’Eau, with an altitude of 1,880m, is located between Plaine des Palmistes and Plaine des Cafres, and is the only example of a crater lake on Reunion Island; its name, ‘Water Peak’, comes from the small pond found on its summit. If you look closely you can see the two gorges shown on the map. One of them is extremely dangerous as it is near the footpath, and is completely hidden by vegetation that may give way underfoot. The other gorge can be seen more easily, but is just as dangerous
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