La Cite du Volcan, La Plaine des Cafres

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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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  • A very modern and informative museum display covering all aspects of volcanoes on Réunion. It’s a pity that information and titles are only in French and that we were forced to get audio help at...  more »
  • It was a nice place. Very educational. My son was amazed. The 4d cinema was awesome. The tourist shop is also good. We got nice souvenir  more »
  • Very good service with a wide variety of quality food. They have metropolitan and creole food (especially "carris"). The portions were well balanced in terms of quantity and were just perfect to enjoy from the first until the last bite.
  • 4D movie was great. It is worth only to experience this event.

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