Réunion - 30 Attractions You Must Visit
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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.
Attractions in Réunion
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.
The Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin is a national conservatory and botanical garden. The conservatory's garden (3 hectares) contains about 4,000 plant species endemic to the Mascarene Islands.
The Cirque de Mafate is a caldera on Réunion Island. The cirque is entirely enclosed by mountains, especially tall cliffs, save for the sole river exiting, the Rivière des Galets. The name "Mafate" comes from the Malagasy word "Mahafaty", which means lethal, an allusion to the difficulty of accessing the Cirque.
The Historical Museum of Village is a museum of the history of the island of Réunion, Overseas department French in the Indian Ocean. Located in the heights of Saint-Paul in a place called Villèle.
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.
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.
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.