La Cite du Volcan, La Plaine des Cafres

4.2
#1 of 14 in Museums in Reunion Island
Embark on a journey through the island's volcanic past at La Cite du Volcan. The museum reopened to the public in 2014, featuring new state-of-the-art technology that allows you to experience some of the sensations of a volcanic eruption. Interactive displays engage visitors with the help of virtual reality, large-format touchscreens, holographic projections, and a 270-degree panoramic screen. Younger audiences will appreciate the 4D cinema with moving seats and a spraying mist. Naturally, the focal point of the exhibit is the island's active volcano, but you'll also learn facts about other world-famous volcanoes. Work out when and for how long to visit La Cite du Volcan and other La Plaine des Cafres attractions using our handy La Plaine des Cafres online route planner .
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  • You are being searched for knifes and other weapons on entrance. That is good and safe. The exhibition in 100% French and a good 33% was also tranlated into English. What we did understand was interes...  more »
  • Too expensive for the type of explanations you are made to pay the entrance without any guide and in MORE should not exaggerate, good reporting despite everything on screens. Go for my bof and re bof.
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  • Mind-blowing exhibitions & info. You can easily spend a whole day here. The 4D cinema is super cool. Definitely recommended, preferably before going to the volcano or doing the tunnels under the lava. Everything is available in English too!
  • Went there with 5 people, was somewhat expensive. Had the audioguide (2€ extra per person), it wasn't made very good but it was sufficient. Nice movies all with either subtitles in English or even completely translated. Especially interesting if you were at the volcano before.
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