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La Cite du Volcan

La Cite du Volcan, also known as "The Volcano City," is a prominent museum located on the island of Reunion, a French overseas department situated in the southwest of the Indian Ocean. The La Cite du Volcan, initially established in 1992, is nestled in Bourg-Murat, a village in the Plain of Cafres located in the highlands of the town of Tampon.

The creation of this museum is attributed to the efforts of the couple Maurice and Katia Krafft, renowned volcanologists who extensively studied the eruptions of Piton de la Fournaise, the active volcano on the island. Tragically, both lost their lives on June 3, 1991, to a fiery cloud on Mount Unzen in Japan.

The museum is chiefly dedicated to providing exhibitions on different volcanoes worldwide, with a special focus on Piton de la Fournaise. Being one of four establishments of the Local Public Society Meeting Regional Museums of African Modern Art, it plays an integral role in the cultural and educational landscape of the region.

La Cité du Volcan underwent significant renovations and reopened to the public on August 5, 2014. Equipped with innovative technology, the museum offers a unique, immersive experience to its visitors. Features include a 4D cinema, a 270-degree panoramic screen, holographic projections, augmented reality installations, and large "multitouch" surfaces. The museum's design, created by Nathalie Chauvier and Nicolas Béquart from Les Crayons agency, is meant to be as appealing to adults as it is to children, offering numerous explanatory experiences.

This museum is an important cultural and educational destination for visitors interested in volcanology, providing a comprehensive overview of volcanic activity on the island of Reunion and worldwide. It's a must-visit for anyone interested in natural history, earth science, and African Modern Art.

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RN3, Le Tampon 97418, Réunion
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