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Gay Guide Reunion
Réunion is a French "Département d'Outre-Mer", the legal situation is the same as in mainland France. The flight from Mauritius only takes half an hour, and the landscape is so beautiful that a visit is definitely worthwhile. In contrast to other destinations in this region, there is no violence against homosexuals on the island. Réunion is a small island paradise in which traditional values and family are very important. One has to be aware that Réunion is perhaps not for sexual encounters, but nevertheless a suitable destination for gays. The inhabitants show increasing tolerance towards gays and lesbians, as there are more and more mixed couples of Creoles (native) and Frenchmen from the continent.
Cities in Reunion
Location: Indian Ocean
International country code: 262 (no area codes)
International access code: 00
Language: French, Creole
Capital: St. Denis
Religions: 82% Catholic
Climate: Tropical climate which moderates with the elevation. Cool and dry from May-Nov, hot and rainy from Nov-Apr.
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