Nicknamed « the place it is impossible to leave », the Cirque de Cilaos appears inaccessible with its sharp relief and vertiginous slopes. Located almost in the centre of the island its scenery features peaks, cliffs, mountain streams and ‘ilets’ (hamlets). At 1,200m altitude, the narrow, winding access road is known as the ""Road with 400 bends"". Cilaos is famous for its lentils, embroidery and wine. La Roche Merveilleuse offers a splendid panorama over Cilaos and the steep sides of the cirque.
Discover the island of La Réunion with Gites de France de La Réunion : Cirque de Mafate, Cirque de Salazie.