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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

French Tourist Board – Lincoln House - High Holborn – London WC1V 7JH – t 0207 061 6631 - http://uk.franceguide.com/

Embassy of France – 58 Knightsbridge - London SW1X 7JT – t 0207 073 1000 - http://www.ambafrance-uk.org

Republic of Ireland

Embassy of France – 36 Ailesbury Road - Dublin 4 – t 01 277 5000 - http://www.ambafrance.ie/

When to go

The island of La Réunion is located in the southern hemisphere. Winter, the dry season, runs from May to October. Southern summertime, the rainy season, runs from November to April, which is also the cyclone season.

The most pleasant time to visit La Réunion is April-December, with a preference for April-May and September-October.

Time difference

There is a time difference of 3 hours in summer and 4 hours in winter with La Réunion and the United Kingdom and Ireland. So when it is 12noon in London, it is 3 or 4pm in Saint-Denis.


European Union nationals require a valid passport and a return ticket.

No plants, vegetables or fruits can be imported onto the island.


Also see Practical A to Z.

No compulsory vaccinations.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).


Tourism – www.reunion.fr/en - www.runweb.com - www.mi-aime-a-ou.com

www.fco.gov.uk - www.dfa.ie For travel advice issued by government bodies

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