French department overseas
Airport: The international airport Roland-Garros is located in the north at 10 km
of Saint-Denis and 50 km of Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, an animated seaside resort.
The international airport of Saint-Pierre Pierrefonds is located in
the south, at approximately 30 minutes of Saint-Gilles.
Many places of interest are accessible from the various coasts.
Formalities: For the European Union: an identity card or a valid passport. For foreigners: a valid passport, and return document to the country of origin or a valid document that specify the continuation of the trip.
Money: Cash points are found almost everywhere. All the main banks have their agencies (BNP, Agricultural credit, Affiliated BFC General Company, BRED/ Popular bank, Br affiliated Credit Lyonnais). Visa card and MasterCard are accepted everywhere. Dinners Club and American Express are accepted mainly in the hotels.
Climate: The blend of its altitudes, landscapes and exposure to the trade winds generate microclimates which make the originality of Reunion Island. Sunshine throughout the year, even in the middle of the rainy season, January and February (27° average in February and 21average in August - ten degrees less at 1500 m). Don’t forget light summer clothes, raincoat, umbrella and warm clothes since the temperature goes down in the evening.
Official language: French (most currently used)
Time difference: GMT + 4 hours.
Driving: on the right hand side.
Voltage: 220 volts.