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Best things to do in Mauritius

History Museum
“The Sugar museum is an ideal place to learn about the island's most famous crop, Sugar cane.”
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“The museum explains the whole history of Mauritius and the Grand Baie battle between the French and the English. It's in a beautiful old colonial house. A lot of information, all for free.”
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“This is an amazing Creole house which you must visit. There is also a stunning tropical garden and restaurant. ”
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“The Blue Penny Museum a museum dedicated to history and art of Mauritius, is situated at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It opened in November 2001. The museum collection includes the 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps.”
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“This interesting UNESCO World Heritage site and national monument is the last remaining immigrant depot in Mauritius, created once slavery was abolished in the second half of the nineteenth century. Mauritius was the first of the British colonies to receive contracted, or indentured labourers, and was technically the “guinea pig” for this idea (or what was known as the ‘Great Experiment)’. The British wanted to show that this system was far superior to slave labour, and once they felt they had proved this, it was adopted in French, Dutch and Spanish colonies the world over. ”
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“Mauritius is famous for its local tea and Bois Cheri is considered its best! It had the first tea plantation in Mauritis dating back to 1892. Located hear Black River Gorge in the South of the Island at 500m above sea level in the highlands where the climate is much cooler. On the tour you will discover the various stages of tea production: from planting to harvesting and production workshop. You will visit the tea museum to the tea tasting cottage. There is also a restaurant "Le Bois Chéri" which opened in 2008, offering gourmet cuisine based in part on tea and other local products and ingredients. The restaurant offers panoramic views of the southern part of the island. ”
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“Martello towers, sometimes known simply as Martellos, are small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the French Revolutionary Wars onwards. Most were coastal forts. They stand up to 40 feet high and typically had a garrison of one officer and 15–25 men”
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“The star of the show here is without any doubt the crocodile, but you will also see other creatures including giant bats, giant turtles, monkeys and a huge insect collection. While having a walk through the jungle observing the flora and fauna, you will learn more about the endangered species endemic to Mauritius. Its insectarium is one of the world’s largest private collections of butterfly and other insects. And those beautiful creatures are a feast to the eyes. The restaurant of the park even proposes Crocodile Curry on its menu. ”
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Science Museum
“Great privately owned museum from a passionate of history and photography! Highly recommended if you go to Port Louis”
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“Historic Marine has been manufacturing ship models in Mauritius. The art of miniaturizing and replica work to produce a product which is unique and of the highest quality. ”
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