Sweet France : Reunion Island

Welcome this time to the Indian Ocean!

The capital of Reunion Island is Saint-Denis. Let’s not waste time because there are many things to do.

The coasts

Saint-Denis

The only real botanical garden in the city is the state garden formerly known as Jardin du Roy.

Do you feel like relaxing? Aquanor is an aquatic centre open since 2014.

Bassin La Paix

It is powered by several waterfalls. It is the final point of the canyoning descent of the Rivière des Roches.

Notre-Dame-des-Laves

Remarkable small church due to the flow of solidified lava.

The Great Burn

It is the coastal part of the last caldera formed by the Piton de la Fournaise which is the active volcano of the island.

The garden of perfumes and spices

It is a private garden that can be visited and is home to spice and perfume plants.

The rum saga

Museum dedicated to the rum of Reunion Island. It is located in Saint-Pierre.

The field of roasted coffee

It is an ethnobotanical garden located in Pierrefonds that extends over 4 hectares and contains about 800 different plant species that tell the history of the island.

Kelonia

It is at the same time an aquarium, a museum, a research, intervention and care centre dedicated to marine turtles.

Eden garden

It’s a landscaped garden in St. Paul’s. It takes 1 to 3 hours to visit as it covers 2.5 hectares and contains 700 tropical plant species.

The land

Le Piton des Neiges

The Piton des Neiges is the highest point of the island at 3070 meters above sea level. It is sometimes considered as the highest point in the Indian Ocean. You can find not far away the three Salazes which are a set of three rocky peaks forming a natural curiosity. La Chapelle is a narrow gorge. It is in fact an ancient magma chamber.

Piton de la Fournaise

It culminates at 2632 metres above sea level. It is one of the most active on the planet. In the same corner you can admire the Dolomieu crater. Formica Leo is a small volcanic cone.

Langevin Waterfall at Grand Galet

It is a magnificent waterfall in the vicinity you will also find the waterfall of the Black Hole.

Last stop next week with Mayotte!

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