Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Réunion Island is a paradise for ramblers. Three cirques, or corries, are grouped together in the centre of the island. The volcano, Piton de la Fournaise (Peak of the Furnace), offers an imposing landscape. The beaches are concentrated on more level ground, and allow a view of the completely transparent lagoons. The vegetation is very diverse: Réunion Island has a huge variety of flora and fauna.