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Maison Eureka, Mauritius

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#4 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 Quatre Bornes travel route builder to get the most from your Quatre Bornes vacation.
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  • Former home of the colonial era, well preserved and with original furnishings and equipment. Here you can breathe an air of yore. Beautiful waterfall located at the back of the House (reachable in 10 minutes by a path at times impassable). It is worth spending half a morning to visit.
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  • It is in our view an address book to the Contemplatives. What exquisite site! Beautiful colonial House (Le Clézio family) with 2 amazing gardens. We'll see quelquzs orchids that grow on trees. The Interior is in its own juice and smells like wood. You can book a table here and lunch under the veranda (veranda), when you book the table and menu and make your visit. It's good, don't hesitate! 2 with 1 flat each + 2 drinks + 2 desserts + 1 coffee = 1525 RS (either a d €30taine). Worth it. At the bottom of the back garden you can go down to the waterfall which is friendly but reserved for those who have their legs because the trail is a bit steep.
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  • Colonial style house built in 1830. Property of the family Le Clézio of 1863 to about 1980. Self-guided or guided, we walk in the room "in their own juice" where lived the forefathers of MG Le Clézio. She has no doubt fed the inspiration of JMG Le Clézio for his latest novel "Alma". Located in a beautiful setting: at the foot of the mountain chain of the thumb and near the waterfalls of the river Moka
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  • 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
  • Cool place
  • In the face of the steep mountain overlooking Eureka, this colonial House from the beginning of the nineteenth century deserves to be visited, not only for its location, but also for the beauty of its furniture and history that it does not fail to mention.
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