A Stroll in Port-Louis
Port Louis | Sightseeing Tours

This tour is an invitation to explore the many treasures of Port-Louis. This trip will take you to the numerous sceneries of the daily local life of the capital. From the top of the Signal Mountain to the serene atmosphere of the Blue Penny Museum, you will definitely enjoy every stop.

Marie Reine de la Paix
This open-air church was built in 1940 and is situated on the slope of signal Mountain. Known for its modern architecture, the view on the city of Port-Louis is splendid.

Citadelle
The Citadelle or Fort Adelaide was built in the 1830 – 1840 by the British during their colonial period. The fort remains an impressive figure with its black basalt stones.

Champs de Mars
The Champs de Mars horse race track was inaugurated in 1812 and is the second oldest in the world. Its racing club, the Mauritius Turf Club was founded to reconcile the French settlers with the British.

Central Market
The vibrant central market of Port-Louis is a colourful and fragrant immersion in the local life. Various products such as fruits, vegetables, spices and crafts objects are sold at the market.

Caudan Waterfront
Opened in 1996, the Caudan Waterfront is a commercial development. It offers a great shopping and entertainment experience. The complex features artisan shops, cinemas, casino and a five-star hotel.

Blue Penny Museum
The Blue Penny Museum is mostly dedicated to an esteemed stamps collection, including the Mauritian Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps of 1974 that were brought for $2,000,000.

Appravasi Ghat
The immigration depot of the Aapravasi Ghat saw the arrival of half a million of indentured labourers between 1849 and 1923. The site has played an important role in the cultural identity of the island.

Activity time and days

9 am to 1 pm
To reach 15 minutes prior to the onboarding time.
Any day except Sundays

Duration

Approximately 5 hours for the tour

Location
West
Visiting Places
  • Marie Reine de la Paix
  • Citadelle
  • Champs de Mars
  • Central Market
  • Caudan Waterfront
  • Blue Penny museum
  • Appravasi Ghat

Inclusions

  • Transfers
  • Entry tickets
  • 1 bottle of water per person during your trip
  • 1 protection pouch (1 mask and 1 sanitizer)
Accessibility

Suitable for physically challenged person

Don’t forget to bring
  • Cap or Hat
  • sunscreen lotion
  • Mosquito repellent
Transfer option
  • Seat in coach – available everyday provided there is a minimum of 4 guests booking the tour except Sundays
  • Private tour – available every day
  • No minimum of number of guests for private tour
Good to know

The Appravasi Ghat was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006.

Highlights

The French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais has brought much of the development of Port-Louis during the French colonial period. The strategic location of the capital, behind the Moka ranges has contributed a lot to its expansion.

Cancellation policy
  • No Show: confirmed clients do not show up for departure: 100% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation 24 hrs. before departure :100% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation 48 hrs. before departure:50% cancellation fee
  • Weather conditions not suitable to clients: 100% cancellation fee
  • Bad weather -cancellation before departure: Full refund
  • Bad weather -cancellation during excursion: Partial refund
Note
  • Optional lunch at Eureka (additional supplement)

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