Attractions

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…
Top Choice Museum in Les Hauts de 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, …
Distillery in St-André

Sucrerie de Bois-Rouge

This sugar refinery is on the coast 3km north of St-André. During the cane harvest (July to December) visitors are shown around the huge, high-tech plant, following the process from the delivery of the cut cane to t…
Beach in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Plage des Roches Noires

Plage des Roches Noires, in the heart of town, is crowded and neatly striped with sunbeds and parasols, but, beneath all this, it remains an attractive stretch of beach excellent for families, with shallow waters an…
Viewpoint in Le Grand Brûlé

Le Grand Brûlé Platform

In April 2007, in one of the most violent eruptions ever recorded, an impressive lava flow was formed, about 2km north of Pointe du Tremblet. The road was cut off for several months. It's a primal experience to driv…
Beach in Boucan Canot

Plage de Boucan Canot

Boucan Canot's main beach has been listed as one of Réunion's best, and once you get a glimpse of the gentle curve of the bright white sand, lined with palms and casuarina trees and framed with basalt rocks and clif…
Viewpoint in Piton de la Fournaise (The Volcano)

Pas de Bellecombe

From the viewpoint at Pas de Bellecombe (2311m), the 'entrance' to the volcanic area, you'll be rewarded with mesmerising views of the volcano and its outer crater, known as Enclos Fouqué. The very photogenic, small…
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. It was completely refurbished and modernised in 2013, so you can expect state-of-…
Beach in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

Plage de L'Hermitage

Further south of St-Gilles' Plage des Brisants, lined with casuarina trees, is Plage de L'Hermitage, which is an alluring place to fry in the sun. It is safe for swimming – it's protected by a barrier reef and is su…