Must see attractions in Les Hautes Plaines & the Volcano

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Pas des Sables

    About 22km from Bourg-Murat, there's a fabulous viewpoint at Pas des Sables (2360m), from where you can gaze at the barren moonscape that is the Plaine…

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    Domaine des Tourelles

    A lovely 1920s Creole building just south of the town centre, Domaine des Tourelles now houses a shop selling local produce and souvenirs. Outside you'll…

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    Maison du Parc

    The headquarters of the Parc National de la Réunion are based here. There's an interesting exhibition section, with plenty of information (in English)…

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    Belvédère du Nez-de-Bœuf

    On your way to the volcano, be sure to pause at this viewpoint (it's signposted) to enjoy unsurpassable views over the valley gouged by the Rivière des…

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    Cratère Commerson

    Just off the road that leads to the volcano (it's signposted), this lookout affords spectacular views of a 230-metre deep crater.

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    From this viewpoint near Bois Court, you can look down into the splendid valley of Grand Bassin. Truly spectacular.