Attractions

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…
Waterfall in Rivière Langevin

Cascade de la Grande Ravine

A narrow road follows the wide stony bed of the Rivière Langevin and leads to Cascade de la Grande Ravine, a majestic waterfall that drops into a broad pool. Admire it from a lookout by the road, about 9km from the …
Viewpoint in Le Grand Brûlé

Pointe de la Table

In 1986 the lava unusually flowed south of Le Grand Brûlé to reach the sea at Pointe de la Table, a headland that lies a few hundred metres north of Puits Arabe. This eruption added over 30 hectares to the island's …
Beach in St-Pierre to St-Joseph

Plage de Grande Anse

Beach lovers should stop at Plage de Grande Anse, which is framed with basaltic cliffs and features a white-sand beach, a protected tide pool and picnic shelters. On weekends, the beach is often swamped with locals.…
Museum in St-Joseph to Grand Coude

La Maison de Laurina

Caffeine addicts should make a beeline for La Maison de Laurina, the owner of which grows a top-quality variety of coffee, the Bourbon Pointu. The admission price is a bit steep but it includes a visit to the planta…
Gardens in St-Philippe

Le Jardin des Parfums et des Épices

Inland between Le Baril and St-Philippe, don't miss the 3-hectare garden, Le Jardin des Parfums et des Épices. It contains over 1500 species in a natural setting in the Mare Longue forest, 3km west of St-Philippe. K…
Gardens in St-Joseph to Grand Coude

Le Labyrinthe En Champ Thé

At the entrance of Grand Coude, Le Labyrinthe En Champ Thé is worth an hour or so for anyone interested in tropical flora, with an emphasis on tea and geranium. This botanical garden is the only place in Réunion whe…
Gardens in St-Philippe

Sentier Botanique de Mare Longue

This pristine forest has an end-of-the-world feeling that will appeal to those in search of hush. From the car park you can tackle one of the three interpretative trails in the primary forest. It's inland between Le…
Natural Feature in Basse-Vallée & Cap Méchant

Cap Méchant

Cap Méchant is one of the eeriest landscapes in the south, with huge lava fields, windswept black cliffs, rows of vacoa trees and the mandatory picnic shelters. From the headland you can follow an excellent coastal …
Natural Site in Le Baril

Puits des Anglais

The main attraction in Le Baril is the Puits des Anglais (Wells of the British), a splendid saltwater pool that has been constructed in the basaltic rock. It's mobbed at weekends but you'll have the whole place to y…