Mahébourg Things to Do

  • sea front and Lion's Mountain
    sea front and Lion's Mountain
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    Little bit of History
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    A bit more of History
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  • biking around

    by gerry100 Written Dec 9, 2010

    Mahebourg is the capital of Mauritius for biking. We stayed there for a 7 days and thoroughly enjoyed riding around Mahebourg and it's surroundings. My wife and myself hired very decent bikes from Land & Sea active tours and kept them for the whole stay. For relaxing and seeing mauritian culture, we recommend this method of transport Mahebourg and its friendly people.

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    Memorial

    by bijo69 Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    This memorial is located at the Northern end of the waterfront and commemorates the Naval battle with took place at Vieux Grand Port in August 1810. Four French and four British ships were engaged for days in the battle until the French finally could claim the victory. It is the only French Naval victory which is inscripted in the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
    The glory didn't last very long though, British troops invaded Mauritius (back then it was called Ile-de-France) a few month later and took over the island.

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    Waterfront

    by bijo69 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    Mahébourg doesn't have a beach, but it has a beautiful waterfront. It is very popular for evening strolls and in case you get tired, lots of bench are awaiting you.
    There's a jetty with a pavillion from with you can see quite some nice tropical fish. Saves you the money to visit an aquarium :).

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    Notre Dame des Anges

    by bijo69 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    This beautiful colonial church was built in 1849, but has been modified and restored a few times over the years.
    The gentleman who is in charge of the spire keyes was friendly enough to let me go up there and take some nice photos.

    view from the spire view from the spire
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    National History Museum

    by bijo69 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    The National History (or Naval) Museum is housed in a beautiful Creole mansion from the 18th century. The exhibits guide you through the differents phases of Mauritian history. Separate rooms have been dedicated to the Dutch, French and the British periodes.
    You will also see some recovered objects from shipwrecks along the Mauritian coast, like the bell of the St. Géran which sank back in 1744 or items from the Magiciennes, a British frigate which sank during the French-British naval battle in 1810.
    The museum is open daily except Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm and admission is free.

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    • Architecture

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    Ilie Aux Cerfs

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    Ilie Aux Cerfs is a small island located off the east coast of Mauritius, and is very famous for its beautiful, shallow and sheltered lagoon which is very good for beach activities, swimming, walking in the shallows etc. There are restaurants and pubs here, as well as souvenir shops. This is a must visit if you are in Mauritius.

    Ilie Aux Cerfs, Mauritius

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    The East Coast of Mauritius

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    Compared with the west coast, the sea of the east coast is rougher with strong waves directly from the Indian Ocean. Having said that, there are several places such as Belle Mare and Ilie Aux Cerfs which have natural protection and therefore suitable for swimming.

    East coast of Mauritius

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    Town of Mahebourg

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    Mahebourg is a beautiful and idyllic seaside town surrounded by impressive mountains. One good thing is that the town is located very near to the Mauritius airport, so this town is worth a visit especially before you head to the airport on your way home. It will be a very nice way to end your trip in Mauritius.

    Mahebourg town, Mauritius

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    The monument at Mahebourg

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    There is a maritime monument on the coast of Mahebourg which marks the naval battle between the English and the French. In the end, the English won because they got a lot of reinforcements from India, which explains why most of the people in Mauritius are of Indian origin and Hindu religion.

    Monument at Mahebourg, Mauritius

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    Grand River Waterfall

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    This waterfall is famous in the eastern region of Mauritius, and can be reached by taking a boat ride. Usually the trip will include the visit to Ilie Aux Cerfs as well.

    Grand River Waterfall, Mauritius

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    Belle Mare

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    The Belle Mare region in eastern Mauritius is famous for its holiday resorts, beachs and a monument of a past air disaster off the east coast.

    Belle Mare, Mauritius

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    British coastal fort

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    There is a British coastal fort at the east coast of Mauritius as you head towards Mahebourg. This fort is just next to the road, so you can drop by to have a look during your journey.

    British coastal fort, Mauritius

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    Lion Mountain

    by victorwkf Written Mar 28, 2004

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    The imposing figure of Lion Mountain can be seen from the shores of Mauritius. Essentially, the areas surrounding Mahebourg are mountainous especially in the northern part.

    Lion Mountain, Mauritius

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