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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  • We had a lovely morning visiting the Chateau. They have managed to restore it beautifully and the video detailing the restoration process was very interesting. The Chateau itself and its furniture is ...  more »
  • After visiting the botanical gardens we stopped at Chateau De Labourdonnais for lunch which we enjoyed very much. Service was very good. After lunch we visited the colonial house which was worth a vis...  more »
  • A great site and a beautiful renovated Castle. Take the time to view the information on the available TV and read all available information so you dive into the history of this place... and so you will appreciate its fair value your visit. The restaurant is excellent.
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  • small but interesting local sugar estate, with attached restaurant. the prix fixe is a good introduction to island mixed-culture cooking with indian and french colonial influences. a pleasant visit, won't take all day but well worth it for lunch.
  • Totally worth a visit! Nice colonial house, very well preserved (ok, some parts have been rebuilt). The entrance fee includes a rum tasting (two glasses). I also advice the shop nearby: nice local products made in the mansion (honey, jams, fruits, …)
  • Great place to visit. Well maintained infrastructure.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful place

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