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Maison Eureka, Mauritius

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#3 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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  • October 5, 2017
    Beautiful colonial House, kept exactly as it was and this full of charm. A nice blast from the past. It was nice to imagine at a time when this House was full of life. Small but well maintained garden. The best thing however are the waterfalls with a walk in the forest to reach them. A must do. Belle belle.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Easy to be underwhelmed on arrival, I think I was expecting an isolated mansion in the middle of nowhere but in fact the local town has spread to more or less engulf this attraction. Lots of on site p...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    We had lunch to start off with, which was served outside the main house in a lovely garden. Service was excellent, cocktails and the food were very good. A really good way to try the authentic food an...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    Food was very bland. Bad services as the owner/ manager was on the phone the entire lunch. Also overpriced. Do not recommend.
  • February 21, 2017
    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...
  • November 30, 2016
    Nice waterfalls nearby
  • December 17, 2016
    Cool place
  • July 18, 2017
    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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