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Best Things To Do in Port Louis

The cosmopolitan capital city of Mauritius was established in 1735 by the French representative and pioneer Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais. Situated on the Northwest Coast, Port Louis is the regulatory and business capital of the island. Humming with buzzing activities amid the day, the city is brimming with social and verifiable fortunes that ought not to be missed. Past the focal market which is a point of convergence for the individuals who need to feel near the spirit of Mauritius, are numerous noteworthy locales at Port Louis. In the event that you are here, it can be a decent place to take the beat of the nation and enjoy the best things to do in Port Louis through an offbeat vacation on the island's tenuous universe of resorts and private shorelines. Most intrigue lies in the midst of the clamor of the downtown roads, the tangle of ethnic quarters and some superbly safeguarded pioneer structures. The city has a diverse, vibrant culture that is reflected in its architecture, arts, and festivals. The city is full of numerous buildings and monuments that reflect its rich and diverse colonial history.

Some of the famous tourist attractions in Port Louis are Place d’Armes, Statue of Mahe de la Bourdonnais, Government House, Port Louis Theatre etc. Visit the famous Fort Adelaide to enjoy some stunning views of the sea from a spectacular vantage point. Another famous cultural landmark at Port Louis is the Aapravasi Ghat which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. History buffs can pay a visit to Mauritius Postal Museum, Blue Penny Museum and Marie Reine de la Paix. Take a visit to the artisanal shops and only library at the Caudan Waterfront or take a trip to Chinatown that will immerse you in the rich commercial life of the Chinese community. Port Louis is a great destination to indulge in a gastronomical delight and take away a beautiful culinary experience. So just dig in our carefully assorted list of best things to do in Port Louis here.

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Baie Du Tombeau Beach

Baie Du Tombeau Beach also known as the Tombeau Bay Beach is one of the many beaches of Mauritius. Situated in the Pamplemousses district, the beach is quiet and is not frequented much during the week.
The charm of the Baie Du Tombeau Beach lies in its fine golden yellow sand as well as its peculiarly shade shore line. You can rest under the trees while you enjoy the magnificent view of the sea. The sea here seems a little rougher than what you get at the other beaches of Mauritius. Shore too usually drops suddenly and quickly. The upside of the Baie Du Tombeau Beach is that it is completely vacant on some days. Be sure to get your own refreshments and snacks here since no food stands can be located on or near the beach the beach.

Location: Baie Du Tombeau Beach is located in the vicinity of the Tombeau Bay village that lies in the western part of Mauritius.

 Timings: Beach is open for visit 24 hours.

 Price: Entry to the beach is free.

The Crown Lodge

If you are crazy about horse racing then Mauritius is the place to be. It can gather all the people of Mauritius in a single place. The horse race takes place every Saturday.

Highlights: Crown Lodge not only provides you the perfect view of having the VIP Balcony of Maritius Turf Club and at the same time it allows to you to view the presentation ring along with your favourite horse in paddock. Champ de Mars is yet another oldest race course which you can visit in Mauritius.

: 185 Euro per person. Dress code is smart casual for both men and women.

Citadel Fort

Citadel fort is also popularly known as Adelaide Fort which was named after the wife of William II. The port was named when British held land in captivity in Port Louis.

: You will also get a chance to have stunning and breath-taking views of the entire city of Port Louis. The Citadel fort has been constructed in Moorish style. Rectangular blocks have been used to construct the Citadel fort. All the arches are horshoe shaped.

Prices: The entrance fee is Rs. 50.

Port Louis Waterfront

Have a sneak –peek into the commercial side of Mauritius. The Le Caudan Waterfront has an undeniable space for both shoppers, local artists, tourists and even gastronomes. The breath-taking ambience that it provides will leave you truly jaw dropped. It is one of the most exciting places which you would never like to leave. Hence it is considered to be a must-visit place for ever tourist in Mauritius.

Highlight: You can try your hands at some of the best casinos.


Best time to visit
: May to December is the best time to visit this place.

Prices: Euro 22 per person.

Le Grand Casino De Domaine Les Pailles

The funky vibe of Mauritius will make you feel that you are definitely not at the wrong place. If you are up for gamble then don’t miss the chance to try your luck at the casino.

Highlights: The best thing about this casino is that it has a VIP salon and several restaurants too. The minimum age required to enter the casinos is 18. Many casinos also offer complimentary alcohol too.

Games to Play: 48 Jackpot slots, video machines with progressive games and many other live table games such as American Roulette, Blackjack, Oasis Stud Poker and lot more.

Ti Vegas Casino Quatre Bornes

How about some fun in Mauritius? Try your hands in Ti Vegas Casino Quatre Bornes which will provide an amazing chance to play and have fun in the casino. The languages that are most prevalent there are English and French.

You can play only live tables such as Roulette, Blackjack, SIC Bo, Texas Hold’em Poker. The casinos are not just amazing but will give you an amazing opportunity to have some fun and enjoyment.

Le Caudan Waterfront Casino in Port Louis

The specific theme of the casino is what sets it apart from the other casinos. It has a historical setting and the entrance set up is like a pirate ship.

The amazing backdrop that this casino provides makes it a must visit place for all the travellers who visit Mauritius. It has reel machines, poker, electronic roulette, Black Jack, Roulette, Poker and has double bars too


Mauritius Photography Museum

If your breathe photography then this is the place to be. You will find some of the best collection of local photographer Tristan Breville. You will be lucky to have some old cameras and prints.

Highlight: You can get a chance to witness daguerreotypes (the forerunner of photographs.) You will also find some of the most amazing collection of historical photos of the island too.

: Rs. 150 per person.

Location: It takes approximately 11 minutes to reach Mauritius Photography Museum from Louis Port.

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