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Le Morne Brabant, Le Morne

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Geologic Formation Landmark
The rugged, mountainous peninsula of Le Morne Brabant stands as a World Heritage Site and symbol of the abolitionist movement in the country. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, runaway slaves sought shelter here, living in the caves cut from the basalt rock. In 1835, Mauritius abolished slavery, and a police expedition traveled to the peninsula to inform the runaways of their freedom. Tragically, the community misunderstood the intentions of the approaching officers, and many jumped from the cliffs to their deaths. Book a guided tour of this historical site, and along the way explore the peninsula's unique microclimate, interesting plant life, and impressive geological features. Add Le Morne Brabant to your Le Morne travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Le Morne vacation planner.
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  • The hike can be pretty tiring when it's hot and humid but the view from the top is definitely worth it! It can be quite crowded though!  more »
  • Beautiful ride. Not to miss. First free part until the panorama. Final ascent not recommended for children and a guide.
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  • We walked unguided up the mountain to enjoy spectacular views towards the top. I highly recommend starting early in the day as it gets quite hate. There is no need for a guide the climb is quite easy ...  more »

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Upscale hotels are the most common accommodation option in Le Morne, and guests are sure to enjoy benefits like complimentary meals and drinks, as well as the best locations on the lagoon along the west side of the rock. Budget accommodations may be harder to find, but doable if you look inland. The towns of Grange Riviere Noire, north of Le Morne, host a few wallet-friendly options.
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