This house is the Mauritius governor's residence, now used by the military. Unfortunately the house is open to the public only two days a year, in March and October.
Le Reduit, which means 'refuge', was built in 1778 by the French governor Barthelemy David, who succeeded Mahe de La Bourdonnais. You can still walk around the gardens. The grounds are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to noon.
There is a 1km forest lined drive from the main gate and guard post down to the big colonial mansion. The countryside around Le Reduit estate is very scenic, particularly at the drive way entrance, where you look down from the roadside into the lush valley of the Riviere Cascade.
Eureka la maison Créole in West Moka stands about 4km from Le Reduit, on the other side of the Port Louis Curepipe motorway, just off the road to Moka. This country house, lying under Montagne Ory,
This central district is part of a plateau of scrub, sugarcane and in the Midlands area, tea. It caters for the educational overspill of Port Louis , with the university of Mauritius and Mahatma
Eureka House at Moka is an independent museum featuring antiques, furniture old lithographs and other objects from private collection. There is also public museum with collections of natural history
A statue of Mahe de la Bourdonnais stands near the quayside end of the avenue, which leads up to the colonial Government House. The avenue is lined with half buried cannons chained together, which
The main post office (Tel 8312098) is on Rue Mann in Port Mathurin. The Overseas Telecommunications services (OTS) (Tel 8311816) office on Venus is open weekdays from 7.30 3.30 pm and on weekends
The Residence Mauritius is nestled between tropical gardens and a kilometre-long beach of powdery white sand. Inspired by turn-of-the-century plantation houses, The Residence Mauritius is reminiscent
After the departure of the Dutch 1n 1710, Guillaume Dufresne D'Arsel, while on the route to India, landed in Mauritius in September 1715 and claimed the island for France. He named Mauritius 'Ile de