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Meeting (RE)

Continent: Africa Land Meeting
Surface: 2.517 km ²
Inhabitants: 766.153
Capital: Saint-Denis International banking code (ISO Codes): RE
Official language: French and Creole Code: +262
Currency: Euro Number plate: no one
Routes of Meeting: 197 Routes towards Meeting: 258
Preferred airports: Saint Denis of Meeting (RUN), Saint-Pierre of Meeting (ZSE)
Principal cities: Saint-Denis, Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre, the Plug, Saint-Andrew, Saint-Louis, the Port, Saint-Beno4it cheese, Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Marie, Saint-Leu, Possession, Holy-Suzanne, Small island, Arm-Panon
Airline company based with Réunion: Southern air

Tourist guide Meeting (Africa)

The Meeting is an overseas department French located in the Indian Ocean, to approximately 700 km of Madagascar and 200 km of Mauritius, islands with which it forms the archipelago of Mascareignes.

Geography: the island appeared there is nearly 2 million years following an volcanic eruption of great width. It is crossed besides in diagonal by a chain of volcanos over all its length. In the middle of this volcanic landscape extend the three natural circuses from Salazie, Cilaos and Mafate which with their escarpé and eroded relief constitutes a true paradise for the amateurs of excursion. The part is island present a dense and exuberant vegetation and a hot and wet climate throughout the year while at the west, the landscape is rather dry, sheltering splendid beaches sheltered well of the winds on the Indian Ocean.

Relief and river: the culminating point of the island, the Piton of Snows, rises at an altitude of 3.071 Mr. the most active volcano, the Piton of the Furnace, is drawn up at an altitude of 2.632 m, and constitutes a great tourist attraction because of its frequent eruptions which occur approximately every two years and remain, fortunately relatively inoffensive. The longest river, the River of the Mast, traverses 35 km and is very appreciated amateurs of canoe.

Climate and period of voyage advised: it reigns on the part is island of the Meeting throughout the year, a hot and wet tropical climate with average temperatures revolving around 28°C. Between February and August, the falls of rains can be relatively intense there. The rain season generally lasts of at the beginning of December at the end of March and, during this period, of the cyclones more or less devastators can occur. In the western part of the island, it reigns rather a semi-arid climate, characterized by a low rainfall. The temperatures vary according to altitude and can go down during the night in the highest places until turning around 0°C. The best period to go in the island is between May and October.

Official languages and spoken languages: the official language is French, but the common language is rather the Creole. Because of the presence on the island of a community of Indian origin, the Hindi is him also relatively widespread.

Health and vaccinations: generally one advises with the travellers to be made vaccinate against hepatitis has, typhus, the polio, the diphteria and tetanus. To prevent the viral diseases transmitted by the insects and the mosquitos, it is in general enough to cover well and apply products anti-insects available on the spot. On the island of the Meeting, the risk to contract paludism is non-existent. The health system is in addition satisfactory on all the island. Nevertheless, it is advised to contract a insurance-voyage including/understanding a insurance-repatriation for the most serious cases. For more safety and to avoid risks of infection, it is recommended to consume only bottled water, to peel the fruits well and to make cook vegetables before consuming them. Lastly, think of providing you with a first-aid kit of voyage.

Conditions of entry on the territory: for the French nationals, a chart of valid national identity is enough. A passport is not necessary. The minor travellers must be provided with an indentity card.
For further information concerning vaccinations, the conditions of entry and safety, you can for example consult the site of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Travel and transport: at the present time, Southern Air (UU) proposes direct flights of Paris (CDG), while Corsair (S) and Air France (AF) propose direct flights of Paris (ORY) bound for the international airport of Saint-Denis of Meeting (RUN). From Paris (CDG), the company Air Mauritius (MK) proposes flights with a stopover bound for the airport of Saint-Pierre of Meeting (ZSE).

Prefecture: Saint-Denis is located on the north-eastern point of the island and shelters approximately 150.000 inhabitants. The city charms especially by its multicultural atmosphere and its architecture influenced by the colonial period. One can admire there places of worship Christian, Moslem, Hindu and Chinese, the museum of natural history and the municipal garden with his pretty fountains and his palm trees. From Saint-Denis, some local tourist agencies organize one day excursions to go in the three circus natural of Mafate, Salazie and Cilaos and on the Mount Written Rock which is drawn up at an altitude of 2.225 m and top of which one can enjoy a panoramic sight on all the northern part of the island. It is more advisable to begin the rise of the mount as of the rising of the sun because as of the middle of the day, it is not rare that its top disappears in the clouds and the fog.

Tourist sites and places of bathe: the Maïdo mountain makes it possible after the rise of its 2.200 m to admire all the beauty of the fabulous landscapes which characterize the Meeting.

The cascade of the Large Gully also deserves it that one makes an excursion there. It is to approximately 8 km of the small town of Langevin and falls an impressive height of 1.000 Mr.

The volcano the Furnace, which is drawn up in an imposing lunar landscape, is one of most active world and constitutes another tourist pole of the island.

The splendid beaches of the Meeting are rather on the west coast of the island. There are only the embarrassment of the choice between the sand beaches gilded, black or white to pose his towel and to slacken. The beaches of Saint-Gilles, Saint-Leu and Salted Pond are bordered of coral reefs and thus favourable with the practice of the diving. It is to better avoid going to that Saint-Gilles-the-Baths the weekend, because it is very often crammed.

Religion: great majority of the population of the island catholic east of confession, with nearly 90%. One finds nevertheless small communities Hindu, Moslem and Confucianists.

Big cities and possibility of lodging: Saint-Denis, Hell Borough, the Mountain, Oars, the Plug, the Plain of the Cabbage trees, Saint-Paul, and Saint-Denis.

Flights expensive not preferred towards and of Meeting/RE

·  Flight Holy Paris Denis of the Meeting (BY RUN) with Corsair
·  Flight Holy Marseilles Denis of Meeting (MRS RUN) with Southern Air, Corsair
·  Flight Mauritius Denis Saint of Meeting (MRU RUN) with Air Mauritius, Southern Air
·  Flight Holy Lyon Denis of the Meeting (LILY RUN) with Southern Air, Corsair
·  Flight Holy Johannesburg Denis of Meeting (JNB RUN) with Southern Air, Interair South Africa
·  Flight Mauritius Saint-Pierre of Meeting (MRU ZSE) with Air Mauritius, Southern Air
·  Flight Holy Bordeaux Denis of Meeting (BOD RUN)
·  Flight Paris Saint-Pierre of the Meeting (BY ZSE)
·  Flight Holy Paris Denis of Meeting (ORY RUN) with Corsair, Air France
·  Flight Amsterdam Denis Saint of Meeting (AMS RUN)
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Paris (RUN ORY) with Corsair, Air France
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Johannesburg (RUN JNB) with Southern Air, Interair South Africa
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Paris (RUN BY) with Corsair
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Paris (RUN CDG) with Southern Air, Air France
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Lyon (RUN LILY) with Southern Air, Corsair
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Mahe (RUN SEZ) with Southern Air
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Antsiranana (RUN DIE) with Air Madagascar
·  Flight Saint-Pierre of the Meeting Mauritius (ZSE MRU) with Air Mauritius, Southern Air
·  Holy flight Denis of the Meeting Friburg (RUN EAP)
·  Flight Saint-Pierre of the Meeting Marseilles (ZSE MRS)
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