Where the ocean is colored with turquoise, on the old route to India, an island emerges, drawing up its mountains, top in the blue of the sky. A magic island where 3 gigantic “cirques” hide behind steep mountains, in a hallucinating set of huge tree ferns, fresh waterfalls sometimes covering a whole piece of mountain or falling in fine curtain in a small rocky natural swimming pool, of tempestuous gullies, deep and secret abysses, big plains of sugar canes in the raw green.
In the South, it is the domain of the volcano, the lunar show of the Plain of Sands, grey desert where still pounds the heart of our planet. On the West, the lagoon in crystalline and hot waters, declines all the tones of the deep blue in turquoise and fawning of kilometers of white sand beaches coral, under the foliage of filaos and coconut palms. Around planter's big houses of the Plain of Palm, the air uses perfume of flavor of spices and vanilla. The originality of this charming ground also lives in his population, mixture of races come from Asia of Africa and from France. It is an alchemy of cultures, religions, architectures, cookings and customs. Yes, Reunion is really " the spectacular island " and " the intense island " which we invite you to discover, to live, to savor …
The administrative capital of the French overseas region and department of Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. It is located at the island's northernmost point, close to the mouth of the Rivière Saint-Denis.
Saint-Denis is the most populous commune in the French overseas departments. At the 1999 census, there were 158,139 inhabitants in the urban area of Saint-Denis, 131,557 of whom lived in the city (commune) of Saint-Denis proper and the remainder in the neighboring commune of Sainte-Marie.