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Trou aux Cerfs

About 1km West of central Curepipe, the Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcanic crater some 100m deep and 1km in circumference. The bowl is heavily wooded and from the road around the rim – a favourite spot for joggers and walkers – you get lovely views of the plateau. There are benches for rest and reflection, and a radar ... Read More »

Hôtel de Ville

Overlooking a small park in the centre of Curepipe, the Hôtel de Ville is one of Mauritius’ best surviving structures from its colonial era. Notice the gable windows, verandah and decorative wooden friezes known as dentelles – all are signature traits of the island’s early plantation architecture. The building was moved here from Moka in 1903. Read More »

Botanical Gardens

The well-kept gardens of Curepipe were created in 1870 to foster foliage that thrived in cooler weather – the grounds in Pamplemousses proved far too sweltering for certain species. Read More »

Voiliers de L’Océan

Travellers looking for model-ship showrooms and workshops should join the circuit and stop by Voiliers de L’Océan. Roughly 200 models are produced per month and visitors can watch the artisans at work. Read More »