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Interesting museum

it provides interesting information about volcanos in general and those in Reunion. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
Voorburg, The Netherlands
Learnt a lot before hiking to piton and lava tunnels

I learnt that there are different types of volcanoes and unique elements of Reunion island. I think... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
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“volcano”(13 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
RN3 Bourg Murat | N3, La Plaine des Cafres 97418, Reunion Island
+262 262 59 00 26
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

it provides interesting information about volcanos in general and those in Reunion. Unfortunately there is very little in English making it less accessible for most foreign tourists.

Thank Haelen
Reviewed December 3, 2017

There is quite a lot to see here and most of it I could walk through quite quickly. 4-D cinema experience was not that great, have been to much better. What I found most interesting was the films of previous eruptions, which were in a...More

Thank gwra
Reviewed December 3, 2017

I learnt that there are different types of volcanoes and unique elements of Reunion island. I think 4D movie was just ok. But audio guides was good for non french speakers like us. Highly recommend Leaves more than 2 hours for going through everything!

Thank sunshinelpc
Reviewed November 26, 2017

It's easy to spend 3-4 hours there. They offer lots of interactive activities and a 4D cinema with a journey through a lava tunnel.

Thank 12Travellingismylife
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Museum provide lot of informations about Volcanoes unfortunately most of them are in French, however is nice stop here after your climbing .

Thank Jon R
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We enjoyed the visit of this Museum. You will need about 2 hours to see everything, so arrive not later than 15 00. There is anice shop in the Museum where you can buy some local handicraft and minerals.

Thank RebeccaFerrant
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

This muséum is surprisingly good. Modern an high tech but not pretentious. Very informative but still pleasant and attractive. Definitely worth a stop on your way to the volcano. Don't miss the "4D" movie for a modest 2 euros extra it's worth them!!!

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

La cite du volcan or the city of the volcano is a recently refurbished museum that shows geological information on Reunion island as well as recent eruptions and consequences. Take the audioguide if you are not fluent in french and bring at least 1.5h to...More

Thank ivy_bergen
Reviewed August 23, 2017

If you have elders or children with you, its a nice place to visit. Entrance fee not expensive and staff are friendly.

Thank krish509
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Modern and nicely done. Very informative, good explanations. We learned a lot. The 4D cinema is fun, very good for kids. The all museum is big and easy to walk around. The staff was really nice and helpful.

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