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Réunion

Réunion is an island of contrasts.

Réunion

The Creole culture is strong here – no visit is complete without trying the local rum.

Réunion’s mountainous interior is staggeringly beautiful and attracts hikers, naturalists and adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. Unmissable is Piton-de-la-Fournaise, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, which continues to shape the island through its regular eruptions. Although Réunion is officially a department of France, and therefore part of the European Union, the Creole influence is strong here and séga (a traditional dance with African roots), sorcery and occasional cockfights contrast with the ubiquitous croissants, Citroëns and boules tournaments. 

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