Read us | Listen to us | Watch us | Join Live Events | Turn Off Ads | Live |

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu

Magma and magnifique equals Magma’ Gnifique – only on Reunion Island

reunionetn_17
reunionetn_17
Written by editor

Four eruptions this year of the famous Piton de la Fournaise have raised interest levels greatly for visits to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, and the tourism marketers have promptly latche

Four eruptions this year of the famous Piton de la Fournaise have raised interest levels greatly for visits to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, and the tourism marketers have promptly latched on to these events to hard-sell island holidays on the French mainland and elsewhere.

Reunion Island’s national highway route 2, also known as the “Lava Route,” is used by over 3,000 vehicles per day, driven by islanders but also the tour buses taking tourists to the most scenic spots on the island.

Presently under reconstruction, the highway will re-open towards the end of October. While car traffic is not possible during this time, the tourism marketers have lost no time to declare the weekend of September 26 and 27 an open day for the route. Anyone coming to the stretch of closed road on foot, by bike, by velo, or on skates will be allowed to see the lava flows. Those with deeper pockets can take one of the regular helicopter tours to see the event and the natural spectacle of the lava flow from the air. Afterwards a film will be screened “La coulee du siecle,” while other activities are also planned, such as an introduction to braiding or a guided hike from Port Tremblet to the “Puits Arabe.”

Reunion Island is never shy about finding a new angle to promote and market their destination. For added information, click on www.reunion.fr