Saint-Philippe Volcanic Gardens

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The Piton de la Fournaise is still active and sometimes awakens, leaving lava flows at each eruption which can cross the road (N 2 running along the southeast coast) and run all the way into the sea! You follow the volcano's trail here, with vegetation already popping through the hardened lava. A hiking trail joins thePointe de la Table which still has the marks from the 1986 eruption.

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Scents and Spices Garden
Scents and Spices Garden
At this stopover in the primary forest
1:00
Mare-Longue Botanical Trail
Mare-Longue Botanical Trail
Departing from Mare Longue, three
Au Bon Roi Louis Eco-museum
Au Bon Roi Louis Eco-museum
M. Piras, a fascinating and ardent
1:00
Souffleur d'Arbonne
Souffleur d'Arbonne
Pull over next to the screw pines about
0:30
Cap Méchant
Cap Méchant
Cap Méchant ("Cape Wicked") is a most
0:30
Piton de la Fournaise
Piton de la Fournaise
Texts may mention the presence of a
2:00
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Scents and Spices Garden
Scents and Spices Garden
At this stopover in the primary forest
1:00
Mare-Longue Botanical Trail
Mare-Longue Botanical Trail
Departing from Mare Longue, three
Souffleur d'Arbonne
Souffleur d'Arbonne
Pull over next to the screw pines about
0:30
See all