Municipality of the department of Reunion, Cilaos is in the center of the island, in the natural amphitheater of the same name. Bordering The Oars, St. Louis, St. Paul and Three Ponds, it lies in the southern part of the Piton des Neiges. Its name comes from Madagascar, meaning Tsilaosa place where one is safe. That's where it holds its motto: Cilaos, always comes back.
The economy Cilaos mainly on tourism, viticulture, and the cultivation of the lens. The spa, whose waters are reputed to be beneficial, also attract tourists. The town also has an interesting cultural and natural heritage, perfect for family vacations or romantic.
Hiking and canyoning are Cilaos program and its lovely sights.
Appreciated for its nature and attractions, Cilaos always attracts more visitors.
The Notre-Dame-des-Neiges is one of the most beautiful monuments Cilaos. She especially has a chime and a phosphorescent blue cross that lights up at night. Built in 1858, it is the scene of a feast day every 5 August.
Walking through the city, one can also admire the life Bearer, a monument sculpted by Elodie Konrheiser tribute to chairs carriers. Installed in 1999, it points to the direction of the Piton des Neiges, the highest peak of the island.
But that's natural heritage that is worth Cilaos an influx of tourists every year. Near the Piton des Neiges and the Grand Bénare, the town attractions include the wonderful Rock, or islet of Bras Sec. This is the starting place for many hikes, as well as canyoning and climbing activities. More sports for amateurs, the sites are open to all.
In the forest of Bras Sec, tourists also enjoy the presence of Cilaosa Adventure Park, an amusement park and tree climbing.
A spa, Irenaeus Accot, uses the benefits of Cilaos water to provide welfare and good health to passing visitors. Only baths of the island of Reunion, they are named after a former mayor of Cilaos.
On Sunday morning, an open market brings the streets of Cilaos.
A Christmas market also takes place at the end of the year.
Every year in October, the city of Cilaos offers its famous lens festival. The opportunity to present the gastronomic treasure of the region and organize various events.