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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  • Beautiful colonial house full of charm that has managed to keep the soul of an era. very beautiful architecture do not forget the gardens and restaurant
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  • I must admit that my two young boys and their father were dragged along on this visit, it was incredibly hot and humid ... but I was in awe of the gorgeous old house. From the moment we stepped onto t...  more »
  • Very informative tour of this lovely colonial home. We particularly enjoyed the gardens. Most: generous tasting rums.
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  • Very nice chateau.. more like colonial house in southern USA. Very nice equipment And presentation of the history. Complete tour for 390rs for adult which means gardens,house And rum degustation. They have very fine rum,I like the vanilla one ;-) bottle cost 660rs which is comparable Price to a big shop.
  • Chateau was great. Good historical view on the wiehe family that owns the property and it's heritage. Recommend maybe at most 2 hours for the visit and tour of the house.
  • One of the best places on Mauritius to learn about the colonial history of the island and taste some mauritian rum at the same time. Perfectly restorated chateau of the 1850ties.
  • Not really a fan of museums...nonetheless learning a bit of history adds to your knowledge. Thanks Michel...
  • A short walk from the Chateau is La Corbeille & La Terrasse. La Corbeille with its retail range of everyday items such as groceries, snacks, soft drinks, toiletries etc. Was well worth the shopping at.... At the La Terrasse the service was very good, very personalized & efficient....

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