Top Choice Museum in Around St-Leu

Stella Matutina

Réunion's most beloved museum reopened its doors in 2015 after a massive renovation. About 4km south of St-Leu on the D11 to Piton St-Leu and Les Avirons, it's dedicated primarily to the sugar industry, but also pro…
Top Choice Natural Site in Piton de la Fournaise (The Volcano)

Plaine des Sables

You've reached the end of the world! The Plaine des Sables is a wide windswept plain, made of ashes. With its lunar landscape, it could form a perfect backdrop for a new version of Mad Max. From the Pas des Sables, …
Top Choice Museum in Hell-Bourg

Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien

After years of anticipation, Réunion's most ballyhooed new music museum has opened its doors in Hell-Bourg. In October 2015, the innovative Musée des Musiques et Instruments de l'Océan Indien welcomed its first visi…
Mosque in St-Denis

Mosquée Noor E Islam

One of St-Denis' most iconic buildings, the Grande Mosquée dominates the centre with its tall minaret. Its cool white-and-green interior is a haven of peace. The Islamic community in St-Denis is very traditional, so…
Gardens in St-Denis

Jardin de l'État

Created in 1763, the attractive Jardin de l'État, at the southern end of Rue de Paris, is a good place to recharge the batteries and be introduced to a variety of tropical plants and trees. The Musée d'Histoire Natu…
Gallery in St-Denis


This contemporary art gallery hosts changing exhibitions of works by local artists and those from neighbouring countries. It's housed in a handsome pale-yellow villa.
Museum in St-Denis

Musée d'Histoire Naturelle

Go eye to eye with lemurs and other stuffed specimens in this museum located in the Jardin de l'État. Besides impressive lemurs, you'll see a good insect and bird collection on the 1st floor.
Museum in St-Denis

Musée Léon Dierx

Housed in the former bishop's palace, built in 1845, this museum hosts Réunion's most important collection of modern art. The more high-profile works may include paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Rousseau, Gaugu…
Church in St-Denis

Notre-Dame de la Délivrance

Notre-Dame de la Délivrance (1893), which sits on the hillside across the usually dry Rivière St-Denis, is noteworthy for the statue of St Expédit just inside the door, dressed as a young Roman soldier.
Aquarium in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Aquarium de la Réunion

In the modern Port de Plaisance complex, the quite engaging Aquarium de la Réunion houses a series of excellent underwater displays, including tanks with lobsters, barracudas, groupers and small sharks.