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La Tour des Hollandais

La Tour des Hollandais (Royal Road, Old Grand Port) — a few meters from the Frederik Hendrik Museum lies the Tour Des Hollandais (Dutchmen’s Tower), an old watch tower. – It is a vestige of the French colonial period and was used as a vantage point to observe the bay of Grand Port for any […]

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L’Aventure du Sucre

L’Aventure du Sucre (Beau Plan, Pamplemousses) – this is a museum dedicated to the history of sugar (the one-time engine of the island’s economy). The museum teaches visitors everything they need to know about the history of sugar and how it is intrinsically linked to that of Mauritius. The story told by L’Aventure du Sucre […]

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Government House

Government House (Intendance Street, Port Louis) – this is a colonial building that was constructed in 1738 by the former French Governor Mahé de Labourdonnais. This is one of the island’s oldest buildings, and there’s even a statue of Queen Victoria toward its entrance – an enduring reminder of Mauritius’ subsequent period of British rule.

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Frederik Hendrik Museum

  Frederik Hendrik Museum (Royal Road, Old Grand Port) – located an hour’s drive (45 km.) southeast of Port Louis, this museum opened its doors in May 1999 and is named after the stadtholder of the United Provinces of The Netherlands who was in office from 1625 to 1647. It is located at Old Grand […]

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Fort Adelaide

Fort Adelaide (Sebastopol Street, Port Louis) — named after the Queen Adelaide, the fort has been built between 1834 and 1840, under the direction of William IV. At 240 ft. above sea level, Fort Adelaide, also known as ‘La Citadelle’ has fulfilled the strategic purpose of guarding the harbor against enemy attacks and fires that […]

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Sugar Museum and Factory

  Sugar Museum and Factory (Beau Plan, Pamplemousses, B18) — rising above the sea of green sugar cane fields, like a great ship at anchor, the old Beau Plan sugar mill (located 20 minutes northeast of Port Louis) has a long history. By following the trail of the Sugar Adventure with over 250 years of […]

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Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre

Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (Old Moka Rd, Port Louis) – this scientific institute (known locally as RGSC) opened in December 2004. Working with the support of the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, RGSC aims to create awareness of science and technology, encourage creativity and innovation, especially in children, and educate about and […]

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Port Louis Theatre

Port Louis Theatre (Remy Ollier Street, Port Louis) – this theater (the oldest in the Indian Ocean region) was built in 1822 by the first British Governor of Mauritius (Sir. Robert Farquhar), in response to local demand for quality entertainment. This 600-seat theater is decorated in a classic London theater style. Mauritian artists and international […]

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Place D’Armes

Place D’Armes (Port Louis) – this is the capital’s main palm tree-lined boulevard. It links the capital’s port to the Government House. It also acts as a major artery for the country’s business community (with a concentration of banks located here – from the Bank of Mauritius to HSBC Bank, and Barclays Bank), and has […]

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National History Museum of Mauritius

  National History Museum of Mauritius (Royal Road, Mahébourg) — located an hour’s drive (45 km.) southeast of Port Louis, this museum (located at Mahébourg on the bank of La Chaux River amidst a luxuriant park of pine trees) is housed in the Gheude Castle, a magnificent French colonial mansion built around 1770. Various facets […]