Curepipe Travel Guide

  • La vue depuis Curepipe
    La vue depuis Curepipe
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  • Trou aux cerfs
    Trou aux cerfs
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  • Curepipe, Mauritius
    Curepipe, Mauritius
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Curepipe Things to Do

  • Trou aux Cerfs

    This dormant volcano crater is found in Curepipe, which is almost in the middle of the Island. Being some 500m high it is a favourite sightseeing place for both locals and tourists alike, as although there is humidity, it is generally cooler than most other parts of Mauritius and therefore an ideal place to stay if you find the coast a bit hot....

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  • Good viewpoint of Trou Aux Cerfs volcano...

    Most of the time, the crater is blocked by trees. However, there is a good viewpoint near to a pavillion and you will not miss it if you circle the circumference of the crater.

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  • College at Curepipe

    Curepipe is famous for its college which is the best college in Mauritius. The college is located at the town centre.

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  • Facts about Curepipe

    Curepipe is one of the few major towns in central Mauritius consisting of others such as Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Phoenix etc. It is located at an altitude of about 500 metres which makes it cooler and more rainy.

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  • Panoramic View of Mauritius

    From top of Trou Aux Cerfs volcano crater, you can have a very good view of Mauritius and its mountain ranges.

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  • Trou Aux Cerfs Volcano Crater

    This is a dormant volcano crater which can be reached by driving up to the top of Curepipe town. You can get a taxi or drive your own vehicle. The view from the top of the crater is very beautiful.

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Curepipe Transportation

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    Bus in Curepipe

    by Klod5 Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Bus in the streets of Curepipe. In Mauritius, the buses are many and not very expensive, but they are rudimentary and overloaded.

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Curepipe Shopping

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    Models of boats

    by Klod5 Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Mauritius, and in particular Curepipe, are an important manufacture centre of famous models vessels in days of yore. They often represent ships which scoured the seas on the way of the Indies. These models are produced according to official plans and according to the exact dimensions of the French and British marines.

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Curepipe Local Customs

  • Church

    A church in Curepipe. For the catholics (approximately 350 000), the large centre of the religious feeling is Sainte-Croix, in the suburbs of Port-Louis. It is there that formerly, during the XIXth century, the Father Laval, forgetful of his own misery missionary, looked into misfortunes of the black people.

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  • Mosquee

    A mosquee near Curepipe. One of the main Islamic festivals is the Eid ul Fitu, thus closing the Ramadan. The Moslems (approximately 200 000) make burst their joy there. The mosques full with faithful, are called by the muezzin.

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Curepipe Off The Beaten Path

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    Trou Aux Cerfs at Curepipe, Mauritius

    by victorwkf Written Oct 7, 2003

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    If you have the money to spent (which I did not), you can take a helicopter ride to view Curepipe and the Trou Aux Cerfs volcano crater from the air. I have seen photos taken from the air and they are very beautiful.

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Curepipe Favorites

  • Shopping and Eating

    I visited Curepipe whilst on honeymoon in October 2006, I used to live there when I was a child 20 years ago and it has changed quite a bit, my favourite thing about this town is the general Mauritian feel to it. My best memory is eating Dhal Puri and gateaux piment from the street sellers , if you visit you MUST give them a try!

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  • View on Rose-Hill from Curepipe

    This town owes its name by the pinkish colours which takes, at dawn and at the twilight, the mountain of the Corps de Garde. It is a centre of theatrical and cultural activities. See also :Mauritius = 48 - 15 - 5 - Page Views : 2,131 Cap Malheureux = 4 - 7 - 0 - Page Views : 284 Curepipe = 7 - 10 - 0 - Page Views : 519 Mahébourg = 0 - 2 - 0 -...

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  • Landscape

    The town of Vacoas near Curepipe. The vacoas are these plants with which they make the baskets. The Mare aux Vacoas (a pond), at 6 km in the West of Curepipe, surrounded by pine forests and tea plantations, is the water tank of the neighbouring agglomerations. Woods around are populated with stags.

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