Réunion is a magnificent island and overseas département of France. This piece of land is also one of the 26 regions of France with the same status as those situated on the European mainland. In fact, Réunion was the first region in the world to use the Euro. The Portuguese were the first navigators to visit this place, and they found it uninhabited in 1513, and named it Santa Apollonia.

The island is 39 miles (63 kilometers) long; 28 miles (45 kilometers) wide; and covers 970 square miles (2512 square kilometres). There are volcanoes named Piton de la Fournaise, La Fournaise and Piton des Neiges.

Reunionese culture is a combination of European, African, Indian, Chinese and insular traditions. The most widely spoken language is Réunion Creole which has been derived from French, with many idiosyncrasies. Réunion Creole is now taught in some schools. However, an official orthography has yet to be agreed upon.

There are many places which one can visit during his/her trip to this magnificent island. Such as-


Saint-Denis, Réunion's capital, is a lovely and lively town


The sandy beach would urge you to indulge in luxury and a dreamy idleness

Domaine du Grand Hazier

Garden fans will especially enjoy a visit to this classic, 18th-century sugar planter's residence.

Le Maïdo

Far above St-Gilles-les-Bains on the edge of the Cirque de Mafate, Le Maïdo is one of the most remarkable viewpoints in Réunion.

Musée de Villèle

This museum is set in the former home of the wealthy and very powerful Mme Panon-Desbassyns; it is worth visiting

Therefore if you want to enjoy a perfect getaway, you must rush to this exotic island of Reunion. offers information on Reunion. For more information on Reunion and other islands worldwide, keep browsing through Travour.


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