Le Morne Brabant, Le Morne

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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. Our Le Morne tour itinerary planner makes visiting Le Morne Brabant and other Le Morne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Climbing Le Morne Brabant is a tough and dangerous venture. Its not suitable for young kids nor for the very unfit. Take note, its climbing not a leisurely walk. I have done it twice and the views are...  more »
  • This Unesco monument, is definitely worth seeing. The total climb from the foot of the 3-4 takes hours. According to physical fitness. If you want to do just a nice easy trip, it is possible to get to the middle of the mountains in the South-western part, where there are also beautiful views. Certainly one of the most beautiful places of the island, which is worth seeing. Because of the heat I recommend to come out as soon as possible, preferably before 7 o'clock early because the heat in the largest descent gave us total.
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  • The site offers a beautiful view on the lagoon and the morne. Parking permits to Park down to admire the view and the colors of the water.
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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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