Port Louis 4 interesting places to visit

November 9, 2021

 

Discover some interesting places in Port Louis the capital of Mauritius.

Named after King Louis IV, the capital of Mauritius Port Louis is known as the busiest city in the country.

However, it is also the town where everything is available in terms of food, shopping centres, and cultural heritage.

Caudan Waterfront

Step into the heart of our capital Port Louis, Le Caudan Waterfront where you will encounter various local artisans at the Craft Market.

On your way down the craft market, don’t miss out on our unique sugar cane juice – ‘fangourin’!

You will stumble upon PEM, the sculptor whose soul resides in distinctive woodworks created out of magnificent trees.

Champ de Mars

Founded in 1812 and located in Port Louis, Champ de Mars is the second-oldest racecourse in the world and is now the most popular sport in Mauritius.

The horse races are usually held on Saturdays where you can enjoy a live sporting event among the locals.

You can book VIP seats as well to get a better view from the top.

Central Market (Bazaar)

Known as “Bazaar Port Louis” to every Mauritian, it is located along La Corderie street. Get fresh vegetables and fruits in the mornings!

If you want to take some souvenirs or gifts from your holidays, head over to the local artisans’ sections to get glass sculptures, musical instruments, and jewellery!

Mauritius Photography Museum

If you are a photophile like us, then this photography museum should be on your list!

You will find some of the best collections of cameras and even historical photos taken on the island.

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