Piton de la Fournaise

Remarkable places at Sainte-Rose

  • Dolomieu Crater

    The Piton de la Fournaise, in the heart of the National Park, is an active volcano with an elevation of 2,632 metres. Both feared and admired, this mountain of lava is under close observation to facilitate visitor access. Under the right conditions you can admire lava projections and flows on site. With each eruption the volcano forms new lava tubes that can be visited later. It is important to stay informed about weather conditions, public authority authorisations, and to be equipped for hiking: don’t forget to take water, a hat, and appropriate clothing before leaving.
  • All year