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 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, …
Historic Building in St-Denis

Conseil Général de la Réunion – Direction de la Culture

You can't miss this villa – it's one of the most elegant of St-Denis' Creole buildings, with a superb varangue (veranda), finely crafted lambrequins (filigree-style decoration), and a manicured garden with a fountai…
Distillery in St-André & Around

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…
Museum in Plaine-des-Cafres & Around

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-…
Museum in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Musée de Villèle

This museum is set in the former home of the wealthy and very powerful Madame Panon-Desbassayns, a coffee and sugar baroness who, among other things, owned 300 slaves. The house, which is only accessible on a guided…
Museum in Cilaos

Maison de la Broderie

Entirely modernised in 2014, the Maison de la Broderie is home to an association of 30 or so local women dedicated to keeping Cilaos' embroidery tradition alive. They embroider and sell children's clothes, serviette…
Museum in St-Leu

Kelonia

Don't miss this ecologically conscious marine and research centre dedicated to sea turtles, about 2km north of St-Leu. It features exhibits, interactive displays and big tanks where you can get a close-up look at th…
Historic Building in Hell-Bourg

Maison Folio

One of the loveliest of Hell-Bourg's Creole houses is this typical 19th-century bourgeois villa almost engulfed by its densely planted garden. You can wander around the property or opt for the guided tour run by the…