In Reunion one is lucky enough to be in a real little paradise. The coastline bears witness in the most marvellous way the contrasts of relief found on this island, also known as the ?Île Bourbon'. One can find cliffs covered with poor quality or rare vegetation as well as small sweep of yellow or grey sand boasting a rich vegetation (coconut and filao trees). And then you have the famous corries of the island which, in the shape of a clover around the Piton des Neiges, display their singular beauty and contrast in terms of other landscapes found on the island. The corries of Cilaos, Salazie and Mafate, once a refuge for runaways and ?maroons' (slaves escaping their owners) in the 19th century, boast the most extraordinary richness.
Discovering the island by helicopter
In search of the Piton de la Fournaise