Port Louis

Central Market. The picturesque Port-Louis central market continues to be a meeting point for Mauritians looking for a «cari» (curry) or «dithé» (tea). Here you will find all the ingredients that help to create the charm of Mauritius: local crafts, vegetables, famous «dholl purris» as well as herbal tea sellers. Built in 1844 the market is being renovated.

China Town. Enjoy a picturesque and affordable visit to Port-Louis’ Chinatown. The sellers of boiled «chow mein» and fish balls form part of the picturesque scene in an area where you can find almost anything at an affordable price.

Caudan Waterfront. During the past years the Caudan Waterfront has become an unavoidable route for those who wish to have a taste of the best of Mauritius. Offering more than just rows of shops and restaurants Caudan Waterfront also enables you to discover Mauritian expertise in all fields, as you stroll around the area. Fast food or gourmet cooking, jewellery and local crafts, everything to suit all tastes.

Domaine les Pailles. Nestling in the Pailles Valley, Domaine les Pailles takes a trip back in time through the history of Mauritius and offers a unique culinary experience. This typical Mauritian estate inflames your imagination with its harmonious combination of history, culture and nature

Blue Penny Museum

This building was erected next to the old Caudan, in the place of the New Mauritius Dock Company Head Office, of which the stone walls have been preserved and still bear the date of construction (1930). Converted into a historic heritage and art museum, the Blue Penny Museum was founded by the Mauritius Commercial Bank and inaugurated on 27th November 2001. It is named after the legendary and very rare 2-pence Blue Stamp, one of the two renowned ‘Post Office’ stamps engraved in 1847 by Joseph Osmond Barnard for the Mauritian Post. An issue of these stamps is displayed in the museum.

Martello Towers

The Martello Towers represent the scene of the ancient rivalry between old colonial powers and the ingenuity of mankind. They are a milestone in the island’s history; they symbolise the end of slavery and the beginning of Indian immigration.