Pointe des Galets

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The Pointe des Galets is a cape in the north-west of the island of Réunion, heading on the Indian Ocean. It is now entirely occupied by the town centre of Le Port, Réunion.

As of June 2020, construction work is ongoing at the site to accommodate the installation of a shore-end for the METISS cable.[1][2][3]

Coordinates: 20°55′45″S 55°17′25″E / 20.92917°S 55.29028°E / -20.92917; 55.29028


  1. ^ "Internet : le câble sous-marin Metiss arrive à La Réunion" (in French). LINFO.RE. June 18, 2020.
  2. ^ @philBE2 (June 18, 2020). "🇷🇪RE Le Port's Pointe-des-Galets :Ongoing trenching work to accommodate upcoming Metiss cable shore end📺 linfo.re/videos?ps=68930007 @ASN_comm @OrangeMarine_ @commission_coi @EmtelWorld @chtitux @ynk91 @A_CSM_ @GroupeTelma @SFR_Reunion @xhermesse #CEBFibernet #ZeopReunicable" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "METISS". SubmarineNetworks.com. Retrieved July 5, 2020. The Melting Pot Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS) is a fibre optic cable system connecting Mauritius to South Africa, consists of 3,200 km trunk from Mauritius to South Africa and branching units to Reunion Island and Madagascar, with design capacity of 24Tbps.