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Citadel, Port Louis

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Do some upscale shopping and admire the views at Citadel, a former military base set in an impressive location. Built during 1834 and 1840 when the land was under British colonial rule, the fort sits atop a hill, well positioned to spot incoming attackers and fires in the city below. Now offering extensive views of the port town and coastline, the citadel has been refurbished to provide a range of boutique stores within its iconic blackened brick walls. If shopping in historical monuments isn't your thing, history buffs will enjoy the canons, positioned authentically, and the neatly restored walls. Before you head to Port Louis, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Port Louis travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Port Louis has to offer, including Citadel.
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  • If you want to see the Capital 360 degree view, its the only place! When i was a kid ,it was the only place where you could get a live open Theater ! Very often this place was used for live concert ap...  more »
  • The Citadel is of little architectural interest if not for the panoramic view of Port Louis (which itself is now modern and little picturesque). Not worth the trip if we're already on-site
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  • Hill is accessible by car or by foot. Good road uphill. Touristic place. Best view of port louis city by day and night.crowded during horse racing weekends.  more »
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  • A good place for a good food
  • Nice food

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Where to stay in Port Louis

Port Louis doesn't have a huge range of places to stay--and the city is not the most bustling after dark. Still, you'll find a couple of options here and there. On the waterfront, a few viable luxury lodgings offer amenities such as annexed seafood restaurants, bars, and air conditioning. Alternatively, head farther down the coast for numerous better value options in dedicated tourist resorts. Even relatively small fishing villages have some decent homestay or guesthouse lodgings.
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