In view of the current outbreak of the Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island’s active volcano, Corsair launched special fares yesterday to the island for just 696 euros, return and all taxes included, a deal made possible in cooperation with Reunion Island Tourism (IRT).
The deal is for the route from Paris to St. Denis’s Roland Garros International Airport, but passengers in need to reach Paris first from other cities are equally getting a special deal for just 60 euro return train fare on the high-speed TGV.
While the prefecture on Reunion Island has closed direct access to the crater and directed the helicopter companies to stay clear of overflights, heli tours can still be done from a safe distance and the slopes of the volcano can still be hiked to a certain level. For thrill seekers, there seem to be no limits set to breathe in some fresh sulfur fumes waving down the mountain, and the fiery show, even seen from a safe distance, is something otherwise not experienced during a holiday. The sky over the volcano is at night also illuminated, giving a view from much of the island to signal how active the fire-spitting natural dragon is.