Saint Pierre, Ile de la Reunion
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the southwest side of the island of Réunion.
The harbour and beach make Saint-Pierre on the south coast, a genuine seaside resort. Here mountain slope gently towards the lush inland countryside. The greatest attractions of the South are the wild coast and forests. After the small town of Saint-Philippe, the National Road cuts through Grand Brule (Great Burnt Land), whose slopes have been scarred by successive lava flows since the dawn of time. The whole region has a strange atmosphere about it, due perhaps to the fact that no dwellings can be seen for about thirty kilometers.
Things to See & Do
* Beach activities
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – French Franc
Language – French
Population – 77,000
Land Area – 95.99 km
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 230
Travel Links – It's not possible to fly direct to Reunion from the UK, Canada, the USA or Australia. Travellers will need to connect in Europe, usually Paris, or in Singapore for those flying from Australia. Air France are the main carrier flying into Reunion's Roland Garros airport.
An alternative is to fly to Mauritius and catch one of the short flights between the two islands with Air Mauritius; British Airways fly direct to Mauritius from London, and Emirates fly direct from Dubai.
It's possible to travel from Mauritius to Reunion by the ferry 'Mauritius Pride'; the overnight journey takes around 12 hours.