Chateau De Labourdonnais, Mapou

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Adventure into the history of Mauritius at Chateau De Labourdonnais, a restored mansion displaying an attractive neoclassical Italian style of architecture. Built in 1859, the house offers impressive grounds famous for their many species of orchids, a rum distillery still producing fine drinks by the bottle and glass, and a museum providing an overview of the island nation and the family that owned the property. Head to the tasting room and restaurant to sample the produce from the gardens and surrounding agricultural land, and watch the film about the recent restoration of the building in the onsite screening room. Discover how to plan a Mapou trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • October 9, 2017
    Excellent food. Very good service . We went there for lunch and would have liked to return in the evening but they were booked up for the week ahead. I opted the mauritian vegetarian platter which was...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Went here whilst self driving in Mauritius - This place cost me 345 rupees and in that got a the rum tasting. You see the chateau the family lived in, along with their history and influence in Mauriti...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Beautiful building & gardens, plus the food/service at the adjoining restaurant is first class. The rum tasting is fun; bar staff were very generous, helpful & knowledgeable. However, do not buy the r...  more »
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  • September 8, 2017
    Nice Chateau. Not much to see though, some old nicely maintained furniture, some old artifacts and letters. The place has one tortoise captivity , one Rum distillery and one nice restaurant. The restaurant in particular is good with nice Menu, the entry we bought ticket had rum tasting included we had a nice lunch with rum.
  • June 20, 2017
    One the most loved memories of my Mauritius trip. The colonial house is just mesmerising and a walk in the garden feels like walking in the Eden itself. There is rum tasting as well and offers very economical options of buying the rum from their store.
  • September 1, 2017
    Excellent restaurant with outstanding food and service. Beautiful, well kept garden and country house.
  • July 24, 2017
    There's a garden, the château and a restaurant. The château and garden are not very big but worth a visit. You can have lunch on site at a reasonable price. Shame that the entrance fee is not the same for tourists.
  • July 12, 2017
    A place with beautiful old trees and well maintained horticulture. I loved visiting it and suggest every plant lover to visit this place

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