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Lost in Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the Mauritius, Reunion is a small French earth which is used to push aside the usual clichés of the tropical islands.
    Naturally, by coming to visit us, you can take advantage of beaches of white sand (and sometimes black) and soak in the turquoise blue water of the lagoon, protected by the coral reef, as you owe, please , dream about it in your distant countered.
But you should know that the main part of what Reunion proposes you, what is appropriate(clean) for him(her), they are the circuses (Mafate, Cilaos and Salazie), the Heights, the wild rib(coast), her habitants.
    Here, the nature left in inheritance an extraordinary wealth of landscapes and on a surface of 2500 km2 (the equivalent of a small French department), Reunion offers the variety of a continent.
    In every floor of its restless relief, the island changes face: she(it) plays to surprise to seduce you better, in every bend of her coasts or her roads hung on(collided) on the mountain.

Small typical Creole compartment

Example of sports activities which one can practise all year long...

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    In Reunion, most of the cities carry(wear) saints' names as well to show that it is about a paradise... The paradise of the variety (and the paradise of the walkers, sportsmen or walkers of the weekend).

Reunion carries(wears) well its name: it is the melting pot of a people mosaic, in the multiple previous history. The first inhabitants were. Later, arrived the slaves, east Africa and Madagascar. They were followed, after the abolition of the slavery in 1848, by Indian and Chinese employees. Quickly, the multiethnic unions became the rule(ruler), favoring a singular but plural culture...

One understands better the increasing craze of the tourists for the " fragrant country which the sun caresses(cherishes) " ( Baudelaire)

Better to know Reunion...  Please , do not hesitate...

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le massif du Piton de la Fournaise (Volcan en activité) Port Louis (Ile Maurice) à 210 kms) Tananarive (Madagascar) à 900 kms le Piton des Neiges qui domine
les trois cirques aux parois abruptes Saint Denis, Préfecture, chef-lieu du département Saint Paul, Sous-Préfecture depuis 1969 Saint Pierre, Sous-Préfecture depuis 1964 Saint Benoît, Sous-Préfecture depuis 1968 Les communes de La Réunion sont peu nombreuses (24)
et leur territoire est par contre très étendu (moyenne de 104 km2) Quelques chiffres sur le tourisme à La Réunion : le sud "sauvage" les plus belles plages de l'île