The Martello Tower Museum, Riviere Noire

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#6 of 17 in Historic Sites in Mauritius
Learn about the British Empire at The Martello Tower Museum, which used to house 25 soldiers, ammunition, and provisions. You can enter the tower through what was once the basement and storage area for holding ammunition and supplies. Visit the roof to see a cannon mounted on a central pivot, which allows the weapon to turn 360 degrees. Make The Martello Tower Museum part of your personalized Riviere Noire itinerary using our Riviere Noire travel route planner .
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  • My husband, daughter and I visited here one Friday afternoon and enjoyed our visit. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. Entry is 80 rupees each. However the attraction is quite small so ...  more »
  • A place to visit absolutely! Fortification constructed by the English on the model of that of Corsica. It overlooks the beach of "La Preneuse". Only one of the 5 Mauritius Martello towers perfectly restored by an NGO. Visit very documented with an interesting and attentive to our questions guide.
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  • When I got to Mauritius, I was expecting only beaches and sun; this amazing museum showed me I was wrong: the island has a fascinating history but a double civilization, french first, english then. Th...  more »
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  • Interesting . As if you are send into the past. I like it.
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  • Place to visit! Evokes the history of the war between the french and the English.
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  • Very nice thing was discovered.
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