UNESCO world heritage

Reunion Island: pitons, cirques and ramparts classified as world heritage
Cirques - île de La Réunion

Reunion Island proud of its pitons, cirques and ramparts.

Reunion Island proud of its pitons, cirques and ramparts.

The cirques, ramparts and pitons, jewels of Reunion Island, were included in the list of natural sites of world heritage, validated by the Unesco committee on August 1st 2010. An expected and justified recognition for this European island in the Indian ocean.
Being a unique territory where the mountains merge with the sea, where the rugged terrain offers stunning landscapes, where 30% of the space remained intact since its discovery, Reunion Island confirms its status as destination with exceptional wealth. In 2009 already, the "Moloya", an indigenous dance, was classified as Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity...

This is a new reward for the inhabitants of Reunion Island, who love nature, respect this unique heritage and are proud of their natural sites and their identity.

A guarantee of protection for Reunion Island, its cirques and ramparts...

Reunion Island has joined the winners of this prestigious Label, whose goal is to "protect the natural and cultural sites of exceptional universal value against the threat of a rapidly evolving world". Let us hope that Reunion Island, its pitons, cirques, ramparts and other natural treasures are thereby protected for a long time...

Also noteworthy is the inclusion of the "Cité épiscopale d'Albi" in the list of cultural goods during this session.