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. Plan to visit Chateau De Labourdonnais and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mapou attractions using our Mapou family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Super well maintained period House, spotless restaurant, great explanation on the premises by video, very nice garden well supplied
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  • For me one of the most beautiful sights of the island. The gardens are well maintained, the Manor House is stylishly decorated and architecturally interesting. A very good Café is located right there.
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  • The chateau is beautiful and was lovely to walk through the small orchards to get to. However, for the cost of the entrance fee, it really is just a house that you pay to see. Lots of the house, which...  more »
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  • What an interesting place to visit, and on a day out exploring this part of the the island it's worth an hour to pass by.
  • Relaxing..and good restaurant ($$$$)
  • I like it
  • Very charming and really nice to visit place, restoring is impressive especially when you look at the film of the renovation. Then, the garden is very pretty and at the end there is a tasting rums and jams.
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  • Superb building, a work of impressive renovation, thanks to allow such visits. 😍
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