Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island, France
Photo by Christophe Andre

Pitons, Cirques and Remparts of Reunion Island – National Park of France


The Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island are National Park of France. The island itself, Pitons, is the member of French island. This island location is in the Indian Ocean. The west side of Reunion is Madagascar Island. The distance between Reunion Island and Madagascar Island is about 200 km or 120 miles.

Pitons cirques and remparts of Reunion Island Pitons, Cirques and Remparts of Reunion Island   National Park of France

Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island, France
Photo by Christophe Andre

Maybe some of you wonder why this island that is located near to Africa continent but France own it. Actually Reunion is the department of France also but its department is the France overseas department. Just like the other department of France, Reunion Island include as the member of the 27 regions of France. As an overseas department or region, Reunion is still the part of the France Republic and their statue is same and situated as the European mainland. Indeed, Reunion Island is the outermost region of France and also for the Union of European. Then as the France overseas department it is also the part of Euro zone.

The Pitons Pitons, Cirques and Remparts of Reunion Island   National Park of France

The Pitons
Photo by Chris Connelly

The Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island is the site that is dedicated as National Park of La Reunion core zone. The National Park covers wide area that is about 10,000 hectare. Actually this National Park area is 40% of Reunion Island.  The most attractive view of National Park La Reunion is its two volcanic massifs that are adjoining together in south west territory of the island. The volcanic area is the best site of the National Park. There are three cirques of cliff-rimmed and massive walls. The variety of the terrain and escarpments is very beautiful. Because of it, this National Park has become World Heritage Center by UNESCO.

Cascade des Cormorans Cormarans waterfalls Pitons, Cirques and Remparts of Reunion Island   National Park of France

Cascade des Cormorans (Cormarans waterfalls), Reunioun Island, France
Photo by Cedric Fayemendy