In turn Dutch, French then British, Mauritius has inherited a mixed heritage. The influence of India and China has also enriched the local culture and gastronomy with their traditions. A visit to Port-Louis is a must during your Mauritius visit to discover its many facets.
Experience Mauritius’ multi-cultural past – from the Citadel built by the English, the Aapravasi Ghat, which welcomed the first migrant workers from India, to the ruins of the Dutch fort Frederik Hendrik. Then take a detour through the central market with its exotic colours, fragrances and flavours.
The Château de La Bourdonnais is a magnificent colonial residence surrounded by a green park that will take you back in time.
Created in 1735, the first tropical garden in the world, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses, will welcome you for an exciting visit within its 37 hectares. Explore ponds of water lilies, alleys of flamboyant Vacoas, and a hundred species of palm trees. The Chamarel rum distillery and the Rault biscuit factory are two gourmet discoveries to experience.