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Get to know the is­land of La Réunion

France - - La Réunion - TOURIST IN­FOR­MA­TION: Île de la Réunion tourist board, tel: (Fr) 0810 160 000, re­union.fr

GET­TING THERE

Air France and Air Mau­ri­tius op­er­ate flights from the UK to Roland-gar­ros air­port on La Réunion via Paris. To­tal jour­ney time in­clud­ing stopover is around 16 hours, with fares from £700 one way.

WHEN TO TRAVEL

The best months to visit are from April to Oc­to­ber. The cy­clone sea­son lasts from No­vem­ber to March, when it is also very hot and hu­mid. For travel and health advice, visit the Bri­tish For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice web­site, www.gov.uk/ for­eign-travel-advice/re­union

WHERE TO STAY AND EAT Ho­tel LUX* Saint-gilles

L’her­mitage 28 Rue du Lagon 97434 Saint-gilles-les-bains Tel: (Re) 2 62 70 00 00 luxre­sorts.com/en/ ho­tel-re­union/lux­saint­gilles Doubles from €270. The fine-din­ing beach­side restau­rant is open to non-ho­tel guests.

Gîtes d’étapes for hik­ers can be booked di­rectly through La Réunion’s tourist board ( see be­low).

WHERE TO EAT Le Re­flet des Îles

114 Rue Pas­teur 97400 Saint-de­nis Tel: (Re) 2 62 21 73 82 lere­flet­de­siles.com Is­land in­sti­tu­tion serv­ing créole cui­sine. Mains from €14.

WHERE TO VISIT Helilagon

97460 Saint-paul Tel: (Re) 2 62 55 55 55 helilagon.com He­li­copter rides from €95pp.

Mai­son Car­rère/ Saint-de­nis tourist of­fice

14 Rue de Paris 97400 Saint-de­nis Tel: (Re) 2 62 41 83 00 lebeau­pays.com

Cité du Vol­can vis­i­tor cen­tre

RN3 Bourg Mu­rat 97418 Plaine-des-cafres Tel: (Re) 2 62 59 00 26 museesre­union.re/ lacit­e­du­vol­can

Saga du Rhum (Isautier dis­tillery)

Chemin Fre­de­line 97453 Saint-pierre Tel: (Re) 2 62 35 81 90 sagadurhum.fr 18 Rue Georges Bizet Les Makes 97421 La Rivière Tel: (Re) 2 62 37 86 83 il­ere­union.com/ ob­ser­va­toire-des-makes

The har­bour at Saint-pierre

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