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Port Louis: A Capital on the move

Regular readers will know how much Mauritian capital, Port Louis, is now driving innovation, creativity and cultural diversity on the island with some incredible events such as ‘Porlwi by light’ putting Mauritius on an international stage.


Although many people may consider visiting the capital in passing, we think it is a must-visit for anyone on the island. Taking your time to saunter around the market, museums and restaurants by the harbor. Let’s you get under the skin of Mauritius; it’s sounds, sites, traditions and contemporary experiences all mixing together to show a capital undergoing evolution.

In a post on its blog, hotel chain Radisson Blu emphasises the attraction of the city looking at some of the key experiences for travellers. It suggests checking out Fort Adelaide, known as “La Citadelle”, which sits high above the city for great views. It also recommends a trip to the Blue Penny Museum for an interesting introduction into Mauritian history. Make time for a flutter at the Champs de Mars Racecourse, the oldest horse racing club in the Southern Hemisphere. And lastly, visit Port Louis market where you’ll find a colourful array of bustling stalls selling everything from fruit and clothing to souvenirs.

Make sure you don’t leave Mauritius before exploring a capital with so much to discover.

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