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Bourg-Murat is located on the RN3 road, that goes from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Benoit. It is the entrance of the road accessing to the piton de la Fournaise volcano, one of the main attraction of Réunion island. There can you also visit a volcano museum.

Bourg-Murat (1560m) is the starting point of the RF5 road, also called "the volcano road (la route du volcan)" and is one of the 15 Reunion villages labelled "Village créole" (

Bourg-Murat is also a pleasant place to stay with fresh air and is a good starting point to hike around :
- the botanical trail: Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix , with a vertiginous point of view overlooking the Rivière des Remparts
- excursion to the Grand Bassin
- one of the two accesses to the piton des Neige summit starts 2km north from the village (direction "Plaine des Palmistes", on the RN3).