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Maison Eureka, Mauritius

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#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Mauritius
Step into the country's colonial history at Maison Eureka, an authentic 19th-century home now housing a museum. Built in 1830 and serving as residence to several British and French aristocrats throughout the next century, the house features a long veranda in an attractive European style, while its surrounding grounds offer good examples of regional plants, such as palm and mango trees. Converted to a museum in 1986, the estate displays period artifacts, documents, and trinkets in its colonial-style interior. Browse the collection of antique maps, Chinese and Indian treasures, and colonial technology--such as the unusual shower. For Maison Eureka and beyond, use our Moka travel route builder to get the most from your Moka vacation.
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  • Less imposing than other witnesses of the colonial past of the island houses, this beautiful home seems always inhabited. The quiet garden access beautiful waterfalls (beware of the mosquitos!). I found the atmosphere of the novels of JMG Le Clézio. A restaurant at affordable prices is offered under the veranda.
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  • From the main road it's easy to miss the parking entrance, as it says Restaurant then Eureka. We made that little mistake and parked a little further up the road. Luckily a gentleman from Eureka estat...  more »
  • Fantastic colonial House. Even more stunning garden. We also had lunch. I post photos. Dear Mrs. who prepares and serves lunch. We chose a toast but there is the possibility to choose different kinds of salads.
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  • Maison Eureka is a nice colonial house with a nice garden and there is also a little waterfall close the house. Eureka House is a Creole house built in mid XIX century and is known as one of the largest houses on the island. This is a unique place to visit in Mauritius.
  • Nice place to be one with nature. Very relaxing.
  • Food was very bland. Bad services as the owner/ manager was on the phone the entire lunch. Also overpriced. Do not recommend.
  • I really liked this colonial house! I would advice you to go have lunch there: the restaurant is really nice (not cheap, but not expensive either) and when you eat there you do not have to pay the entrance fee to the mantion. I recommend the merlin salad as the entry and beef dry curry as main dish...
  • Nice waterfalls nearby
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