Route des Laves, Saint-Philippe

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Driving along Route des Laves, to see firsthand the effects of volcanoes on the ever-changing landscape. Volcanic flows from Piton de la Fournaise regularly roll across the landscape, shaping the area as the flows cool and harden. Take a walk on the multicolored lava flow, nature’s work of art that's part of the National Park of Reunion. Be aware that the road is known to be closed for undefined time periods following volcanic eruptions. Plan trip to Saint-Philippe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We drove along the coast road and continued until we found the places where the lava had spilled out down the mountainside it was an incredible sight. There are lots of stopping points for you to take...  more »
  • Beautiful landscape with the sight of every lava flow for years, lava that goes from the crater to the sea. It's magical. There are locations along the road to park and admire this landscape.
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