Capital of Mauritius, Port-Louis is full of old treasures that are beautifully based in our present. Located on the Northwest coast, Port-Louis is the administrative and commercial capital of the island. Buzzing with activity during the day, the city is full of cultural and historical treasures not to be missed.
Are you ready to discover Mauritius’ past and present in the same city? In this case, relax and read this little guide on Port Louis. When you visit our beautiful island, make sure to stroll through the various French and British streets of the city and to discover the history of this lively city.
Most visitors find it best to start visiting the city in the waterfront area of Caudan. In addition to having one of the most secure car parks in the city, Caudan opens to one side on the ocean and is perfectly located for the next attractions of the city. Caudan is an interesting starting point to discover Port Louis, but one could easily spend a whole day there with its many facilities, its luxury shops, its cinemas, and its playrooms. Shops of all kinds, cafes and restaurants, games rooms, cinemas, musical animations, there is a little bit of everything for fun.
Blue Penny Museum
For those who love art and culture, the Blue Penny Museum is a must-see place in Mauritius. The museum has a large collection of blue and red cents stamps that were fashionable in 1847. Founded by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius in 2001, the museum also houses the original statues of Paul and Virginia, created by Prosper d’Épinay in 1881. In addition to owning a large collection of art and culture from Mauritius, the museum’s architecture also deserves to be seen. So, if you like to see things related to art and culture or if you just want to visit a place with a beautiful architecture, Blue Penny Museum will fully satisfy you.
Aapravasi Ghat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the first British colony to receive Indian manpower. It is said that in the period 1849 to 1923, half a million workers were transported from India by this point. So, if you want to know more about the history of Mauritius, this is one of the best places to visit during your stay in Mauritius.
Port Louis Market
Always very busy and colorful, the Port Louis market, or the bazaar, is a treat for the senses. The Port Louis Market is the oldest on the island. It is divided into three main areas: fruits and vegetables on one side of the central aisle and the artisan market, as well as spices on the other, and on the other side of the road, you will find the meat sections. It was moved to its current location in 1828 and the oldest building you will see here are from 1833. To visit the market is to meet the Mauritians in their daily lives. If you are coming to Port Louis for a day, you absolutely must stop at the bazaar.
Feel free to call the concierge of Marguery Exclusive Villas for any activity booking.