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