Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius.
Aapravasi GhatLanding point for the indentured labourers, mainly from India, in the 19th century, following the abolition of slavery in 1834, and now a .
Caudan WaterfrontThe Caudan Waterfront and its surroundings has a great collection of local souvenir shops and other foreign brand materials such as clothes, and spirits. In addition to the harbour of Mauritius, you will also find the cinema, game arcades, local restaurants
Blue Penny MuseumA modern museum dedicated to the history of Mauritius and the famous legend of Paul and Virginia. The museum is also the owner of the two most famous stamps of the world: The Post Office Blue Two Pence and the Post Office Red One Penny. Both stamps are in display in the museum but they are lit only on the half hour for 10 minutes, first scheduled at 10:30 and last at 16:30. The museum is open from 10:00 to 16:30 from Monday to Tuesday, closed on Sundays and public holidays.
CitadelleBuilt in basalt by the United Kingdom in 1840, it is the only remaining fort from this period of the island. A 30 minutes walk from downtown, it gives a wonderful view on the whole city.
St Louis Cathedraladdress: Port LouisThe Saint Louis Cathedral is one of the oldest churches on the island. Designed by de Cossigny, it was built under Sir Robert Farquar as a place of worship for the people in Port Louis. Today, the cathedral finds itself in the middle of a busy city centre. In front of the church is a KFC, on the left side there is the State Bank of Mauritius, Western Union and the Supreme Court. On the right side is the Intermediary court and the Pope Henessy Police Station while at the back of the church is the Citadel Mall. Numerous food stalls and offices lie near the Cathedral.
Jummah MosqueRare proof of the skills of Indian, mainly, Tamil craftsmen, who also built temples and churches. A haven of peace in the middle of this busy capital.
Travellers' Laneaddress: Jardin des Compagnieswith travellers' texts ranging from Marco Polo, Duarte Barbosa to Ahmad bin Majid, as devised by poet and semiologist Khal Torabully, a travel writer born in Port-Louis.
address: 59 Rue Mere, Barthelemy Edith Cavell St
And if you want to have a glimpse of Mauritian life, go to the Port-Louis Market where varieties of exotic food, fruits and other items are sold. There you will meet Mauritians from all over the country who have come for shopping.
address: Remy Ollier St
Champs de Marshorse racing track. Free access. To get a nice view on the races, climb to the Citadelle on the neighbouring hill.
Mauritian food is a mouthwatering menagerie of international flavors, with delicious Creole curries, cuisines from all over Africa, Southeast Asia and India, and an abundance of fresh seafood that has never been frozen or shipped on an airplane.
"Bazar" of Port-LouisLiterally translated as "The market of Port Louis" — here you will find a variety of local snacks and tropical fruits. These are the cheapest food you will find in the capital. Numerous shops sell handicrafts, objects such as "goni" baskets. You will also find a lot of stalls selling pirate versions of TV programmes, films and games: they are cheap but of variable quality. Like all crowded areas, be wary of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you. Food sold on the street may led to health issues, but these are rare.
Corner HouseA fabulous stationery shop, selling all kinds of wonderful pens, pencils and books.
- China Town where you will find Chinese shops and restaurants.
phone: +230 202 4000address: Caudan WaterfrontAsian
phone: +230 202 4900Nice hotel located on the waterfront (Le Caudan Waterfront)
Embassies and consulates
- phone: +230 212-5500address: 18 Jules Koenig Street, c/o Blanche Birger Co. Ltd., Port Louis
- phone: +230 2131767address: Sun Trust Building, 2nd floor, Edith Cavell Street Port Louis, PO Box 30
Greecephone: +230 212-0906address: P.O. Box 747, Bell Village, Port Louis, Mauritius
- phone: +230 202-9408address: 7th floor, Cascade Building, Edith Cavell Street, P.O. Box 1063, Port Louis
- phone: +230 202-4400address: 4th Floor, Rogers House, John Kennedy Avenue. P.O Box 544, Port Louis