Port Louis

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About Port Louis
Port Louis is the capital city in Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. It is located in the Port Louis District, the western part also lies in the Rivière Noire District.

The historical centre of the city, the Place D’Armes is the main, palm lined square that links the capital’s port to the Government House. Built in the time of the Governor Nicholas de Maupin, the building is one of the oldest in Port Louis.

The statue of the French governor Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, one of the founding fathers of Mauritius, can be found at the entrance of Place D’Armes.

Built in the 19th century, this municipal theatre is one of the oldest in the Indian Ocean. It seats around 600 people and is decorated in a classic London theatre style.

Fort Adelaide, built by the British in 1835, is situated on a hill overlooking the city and harbour.

Aapravasi Ghat (‘immigration depot’) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and pays tribute to the thousands of indentured labourers who arrived in Mauritius from India after the abolition of slavery and eventually settled in the country.

Caudan Waterfront is one of the best shopping, dining and nightlife destinations in Mauritius featuring famous international brands and fine jewellery.

Champ De Mars Racecourse, the oldest in the southern hemisphere, features horse racing every Saturday or Sunday afternoons from March to December.

Learn about sugar and essential oil production at the Domaines Les Pailles, an old sugar estate, in the Pailles Valley, a few minutes’ drive from Port Louis.

Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre just outside Port Louis, is ideal for children. Packed with hands-on exhibits to help educate kids through the medium of play.

At Le Morne mountain, runaway slaves used to hide here during the 18th and early 19th Centuries, protected by the mountain’s isolated, wooded and almost inaccessible cliffs. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The many gorgeous white sand beaches are situated by the big hotels, however all beaches in Mauritius are public.

The beach of Flic en Flac is the longest beach of the island. The beach at the bay of Tamarin and the small village here have a special atmosphere and charm. Both are located on the west coast of the island.

The cuisine of Mauritius is a blend of Creole, Chinese, European and Indian influences. The most common ingredients used in Mauritian recipes are tomatoes, onions, garlic and chillies, used to make a sauce called a 'rougaille'. Vegetables, meats and seafood can be cooked in the rougaille and eaten with 'achards' (pickles) and dhal or rice. Spices are also a big part of Mauritian cuisine with turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves used liberally.
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Cruise ships dock at the Christian Decotter Cruise Terminal. Most cruiselines offer a shuttle service to the downtown shopping area.

Taxis are available and metered, however these are seldom used.
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