Not to be missed as it is incredible! You will discover a beautiful story of Mauritius through this visit. Although it lacks some maintenance by lack of funding and manpower is one of the finest botanical gardens I have visited.
A beautiful tour in the garden over 200 hectares, with beautiful trees, bats , big giant water lilies , giant tortoises and deer , 85 different species of palm trees, baobab and others...
The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is a must in Mauritius. It is also called The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. The garden is located minutes from Port Louis, the capital.
The Pamplemousses Botanical gargen was created 3 centuries ago by the French governor Mahé de Labourdonnais as his second home. And thanks to the French botanist, Pierre Poivre this garden became an unmissable in Mauritius with over 80 species of palms. Note that Patrice Poivre D’ Arvor is a descendant of the famous Pierre Poivre.
Duration: about 2 hours
Location : North Coast
Open at 8.30am
Close at 5.00pm
Children under the age of 5: Free of charge
Port Louis: Do not miss the spectacular view of the city from the Citadel, an ancient fortress built by the French colonists.
Explore the capital of the roads; you will discover Chinatown where you can taste noodles, dim sum and other Asian dishes. Do not miss the Champs de Mars, one of the oldest racecourses in the world. The races are held every year and are very popular with Mauritians.
The photographic museum surprises many visitors with one of the largest collections of exhibits, tables and equipment used in past centuries mainly in the 1800s and early 1900s.
Do not forget to take a tour of the Port Louis market where the smells of spices titillate your nostrils. You will discover seasonal local fruits and vegetables as the darling, our love apple, the balsam pear among others.
Drop by at Caudan Waterfront where many shops as well as you expect good restaurants.
If you feel like, visit the Blue Penny Museum for the opportunity to see one of the oldest stamps in the world.