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What to see, what to do Réunion?

The 10 good reasons to go Réunion

Parapente à la Réunion. shutterstock - JustineF.jpg


Between parasailing, jet-skiing and exploring the lavatubes, everything is possible.

Randonneurs dans le Cirque de Malafe. shutterstock - Joost van Uffelen.jpg

It's going up!

Reunion Island is best enjoyed on foot. It is by crawling that we go back in time.


A plural identity

Here live Cafres, Malbars, Tamils, Zarabes, Yabs, Zoreils, Sinois, Mauritians, Mahorais and Malagasy.

Temple hindou. shutterstock - PHILIPIMAGE.jpg

Places of worship

Hindu temples, Christian churches and mosques dot the island.

Soleil sur le Pïton des Neiges. (c)shutterstock -  Vincent Ducheman.jpg

The tropical climate

29 °C in the air, as well as in the water, and exuberant vegetation on all sides.

Baleine à bosse à la Réunion. (c)shutterstock - Karn Samanvorawong.jpg

From one fauna to another

Between sea and land, in search of whales, sleepy, straw in tails and tangs.

Exemple d'architecture créole à Saint-Gilles-les-bains. shutterstock - Kletr.jpg

The architecture

From neoclassical Creole huts to large estates and Sino-style shops. Admire!

Musiciens et chanteurs amateurs à Saint-Pierre. shutterstock - Kletr.jpg


Join a kabar and dance the sega or maloya.

Rougails. shutterstock - Pierre-Yves Babelon.jpg

Curries and rougails

The meals cheerfully mix bichique curry, sausage rougail, gratin chouchous, jujube pie. Yummy!

Volcan en  éruption à la Réunion. shutterstock - lr.s.jpg

The eruptions of the volcano

As unpredictable as it is active, the Piton de la Fournaise offers beautiful flows several times a year.

What to visit Réunion?


Interview: My Reunion

by Roxane Bouadjera

Roxane moved to Reunion Island in 2015. As a true scout for good food and drink addresses, she shares on her blog the places where it is good to eat and drink. She also creates content for the island's tourism and gastronomy professionals, and joins the Petit Futé team in 2021. Discover in this guide "her" Reunion, the one she has been discovering with wonder for over six years.

See the video of the interview

Good to know to visit Réunion

Timetable Timetable

Most museums open between 9am and 9:30am and close between 5pm and 6pm. Some close between 12pm and 2pm.

To be booked To be booked

Before planning your visit, remember to check the schedule. Reservations are often recommended.

Budget & Tips Budget & Tips

You will always have the choice between several establishments or providers, so don't hesitate to compare.

Main events Main events

In September, the European Heritage Days are organized in about 100 places all over the island. In October-November, the Malabar community celebrates Dipavali, the festival of lights. During the Chinese New Year, you will have the chance to watch the lion dance.

Guided tours Guided tours

Use the contact details of professionals recommended by the tourist offices. Some sure values all the same with Bureau Montagne Réunion, the Cities of Art and History, the Éclaireurs de l'Ouest, the Aventuriers de l'Est.

What's very local What's very local

On weekends, Reunionese families meet for the traditional picnic, on the many areas provided for this purpose, or under the filaos of the Hermitage lagoon.

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