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Piton de la Fournaise - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion


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About Piton de la Fournaise

Piton de la Fournaise is often known locally as le Volcan ("the Volcano"); it is a major tourist attraction on Réunion island. It is one of the world's most active and productive volcanoes.

Attractions Near Piton de la Fournaise

Formica Leo
Formica Leo2.7km from Piton de la Fournaise

It is a small volcanic crater on the french island Réunion located at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Réunion Island.

Pas de Bellecombe
Pas de Bellecombe3.03km from Piton de la Fournaise

Pas de Bellecombe-Jacob is a mountain pass and vista point overlooking Enclos Fouqué, the last caldera formed by Piton de la Fournaise, the active volcano on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean.

Plaine des Sables
Plaine des Sables4.92km from Piton de la Fournaise

Plaine des Sables is a beautiful landscape, which was created from the eruption of Piton Chisny.

Cascade de Grand Galet
Cascade de Grand Galet10.48km from Piton de la Fournaise

Grand Galet Falls is a waterfall on the southern section of the island of Réunion. It is situated in the Réunion National Park, and its natural pool is a popular swimming and picnic place on weekends and holidays.

Rivière des Remparts
Rivière des Remparts11.97km from Piton de la Fournaise

Located in the south of the island, near the volcano Piton de la Fournaise, the Rivière des Remparts slowly makes its way through a deep caldera to the sea at Saint Joseph.

Réunion National Park
Réunion National Park14.69km from Piton de la Fournaise

It officially came into existence in 2007. The park's volcanic landscape, including the Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano, was designated a World Heritage site in 2010, under the name "Pitons, cirques, and remparts of Reunion Island". Notable endemic species include the Réunion cuckoo shrike and the Reunion Island day gecko.

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Reunion is a French overseas island located in the midst of the Indian Ocean, 700 kilometers east of the island of Madagascar, and 200 kilometers South-West of Mauritius. The island has been inhabited since the 16th century when people from France and Madagascar settled there.