Top things to do in Plaine-des-Cafres

Top Choice International in Plaine-des-Cafres


Two Senegalese brothers (Abdou and Cher) run this well-known venture with a snug dining room. The eclectic menu features exquisitely cooked rougail zandouille (chitterlings stew Creole-style) and grilled meats as we…
Top Choice Cheese in Plaine-des-Cafres

Palais du Fromage

The aptly named 'Cheese Palace' is famous for its superb range of cheeses, including a delicious fromage au miel et caramel (cheese flavoured with honey and caramelised sugar), best enjoyed at a picnic table in the …
Museum in Plaine-des-Cafres

Cité du Volcan

Everything you need to know about Piton de la Fournaise and volcanoes in general should become clear at the excellent Cité du Volcan. You can expect state-of-the-art facilities and animations, including two spectacu…
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

La Ferme du Pêcher Gourmand

This ferme-auberge (farm restaurant) on the main road south of Bourg-Murat offers delicious, good-value, no-nonsense farmhouse food. Along with duck preparations and seasonal vegetables, signature dishes include por…
International in Plaine-des-Cafres

Ti Resto Lontan

Don't let the bland building put you off – it's more colourful inside. The food is nothing special, but the menu has a bit of everything, from carris (curries) and salads to simply cooked meat and fish dishes. For d…
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

La Kaz

Don't expect new-fangled concoctions in this reputable eatery, just the usual Creole classics and a few metro dishes, all flawlessly prepared. The interior is rather soulless, but the terrace is generally throbbing …
Creole in Plaine-des-Cafres

Relais Commerson

The Relais' rustic dining room plays host to a menu laden with inspired Creole dishes and a tempting selection of desserts. On weekdays it lays on an excellent buffet lunch for just €18 (€23 on Sunday).
Viewpoint in Plaine-des-Cafres


From this viewpoint near Bois Court, you can look down into the splendid valley of Grand Bassin. Truly spectacular.
Food & Drink in Plaine-des-Cafres

Fête du Miel Vert

An agricultural fair held in Plaine-des-Cafres. Music, dance, local food and animal attractions.