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The Piton des Neiges is the highest point on Réunion and is considered to be the highest point in the Indian Ocean. The volcano has been inactive for 20,000 years and is surrounded by three massive crater valleys, the Cirques. It is a well known hiking destination,and a perfect place to explore wonderful, unspoilt nature.

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Gros Morne

Gros Morne

1.92km from Piton des Neiges

The Gros Morne is a volcanic peak on the island of Réunion, located to the north of the town of Cilaos.

Trois Salazes

Trois Salazes

4.01km from Piton des Neiges

The Trois Salazes are a set of three rocky peaks forming a natural curiosity of the Piton des Neiges seen from the center of Cilaos on the island of Reunion.

Musée des musiques et instruments de l'Océan Indien

The Morange house, or museum of music and instruments of the Indian Ocean, is a French museum located in Hell-Bourg, an islet in the town of Salazie. The museum has a collection of 1,500 traditional instruments.

Grand Bénare

Grand Bénare

6.25km from Piton des Neiges

At an elevation of 2898 mètres, Grand Bénare is Reunion's third highest peak. It is most often accessed by hike from the Maido in the heights of Saint Paul.

Piton d'Anchaing

Piton d'Anchaing

6.5km from Piton des Neiges

The Piton d'Anchaing is a mountain summit of the island of Réunion, Overseas department French in the southwest of the Indian Ocean. Culminating at an altitude of 1,356 meters, it overlooks the center of the natural cirque of Salazie.

Forest Bélouve

Forest Bélouve

7.3km from Piton des Neiges

Forest Bélouve is a magnificent, unspoiled forest situated at 1,500 meters in altitude. It is protected by Réunion National Park and listed as a biological reserve.

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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.

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