Piton Sainte-Rose, La Possession, Reunion | CruiseBe
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Piton Sainte-Rose

History and museums, Natural sights
village, old ruins, landmark

Piton Sainte-Rose is a village located on the eastern coast of the Réunion island (a French department) in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the commune of Sainte-Rose.


In April 1977, Piton Sainte-Rose was devastated by a lava flow from the Piton de la Fournaise, the active volcano of the island. The village church was partly invaded by the lava flow but not destroyed. The church was subsequently restored and renamed « Notre Dame des Laves » (Our Lady of the Lava).

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