Pamplemousses Travel Guide

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Pamplemousses Things to Do

  • the tomb of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

    The tomb of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam is close to the palace "Mon Repos" in Pamplemousses . In 1958 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900-1985) became the first president of the independant state of Mauritius, after 150 years of occupation by Great Britain.

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  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical...

    Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is the official name of this garden that was built in 1729 as the first botanical garden in the southern hemisphere.In 1770 Pierre Poivre took over the garden and started to plant there exotic herbs and trees.Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900-1985) was the first president of the independant state of...

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  • Talipot Palmtrees

    Talipot Palmtrees are the highest palmtrees with a total hight of up to 24 meters and they will bloom only once, after 30-40 years of just growing. There will be millions of small blossoms then on top, the branches of the blossoms up to 6 meters high. After about 1 year the fruits will be ripe, they will fall down and the tree will die.Talipot...

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  • the monument for Pierre Poivre

    Pierre Poivreis a name that you will often hear about, when travelling in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion. He planted a lot of spices and exotic plants in these islands and I really wonder, if the french name for "pepper" wasnt simply taken from his name, because thats poivre as well.In Latin pepper is "Piper nigrum" in german we say Pfeffer...

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  • The entrance-gate to the Botanical...

    This wonderfull gate is the main entrance to the Botanical gardens of Pamlemousses and I really hope that you will have some spare-time there - maybe while your tourguide gets the tickets - to enjoy all of the great details of this wonderfull work of art.I doubt very much that such an excellent work of art might have been produced on a small Island...

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  • Dont touch that tree !

    Take a look at this tropical tree: all of its trunk and even the smallest branches of this tree are covered all over by thick thorns. It is really amazing what nature sometimes thinks of. Only small insects are able to "get in touch" with that tree, all other animals are kept away by the thorns.These thorns are like needles with an extra hook on...

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  • Amazon Lillies

    These wonderfull Amazon Lillies are one of the main attractions in the natural Park of Pamplemousses. In my 3rd photo you can see the strong structure of the backside of the giant leaves of this interesting plant. Some of the leaves even have the shape of a heart - see my last photo !Of course it is forbidden to take away any of these plants, but...

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  • Historical Botanic Garden

    The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam botanic garden is very old and historical, and some of the trees here are between 200 to 300 years old !

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  • Fountain

    There is a nice fountain located in the botanic garden. Near to the mountain, you can see 2 rows of plants which are planted by famous political leaders when they visit Mauritius.

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  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam burial...

    Inside the Pamplemousses botanic garden, you can find the burial monument of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the person who helped Mauritius to gain independence from the British.

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  • Water Lilies

    Besides the huge and famous amazon lilies, there are also water lilies on display at one of the ponds of the botanic garden.

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  • Amazon Lilies

    The most famous plant of the botanic garden is perhaps the giant amazon lilies. They are a must see when you are in the botanic garden of Pamplemousses.

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  • Sausage Fruits

    There is another interesting tree in the botanic garden which bears a type of fruit which resemble sausages, therefore called sausage fruits !

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  • Interesting Talipot trees from Sri Lanka

    There are 2 interesting Talipot trees from Sri Lanka. These trees will grow to about 60 years old, and they will only flower once in their life just before they die !

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  • Huge & old trees

    There are some huge trees here, such as this tree from Africa. There are also some old trees in the botanic garden. To fully appreciate the flora, I suggest you get a botanist guide in the garden to give you a tour and education.

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Pamplemousses Transportation

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    by globetrott Updated Feb 2, 2011

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    Pamlemousses is about 8km north of Port Louis, so that is doable also by taxi and almost all of the way you will drive on the highway with only some traficjam maybe before you get out of Port Louis.
    I came by a sightseeingtour, that was organized by our cruiseship. Pamplemousse is an easy halfday-trip and the main reason to go there is the Botanical Garden !

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Pamplemousses Local Customs

  • Paul & Virginie : the movie

    La légende de Paul et Virginie a inspiré le cinéma ainsi que la télévision. La version de cette histoire réalisée pour la télévision, par Pierre Gaspard-Huit, fut tournée à l'île Maurice, au début des années 70. Dans le rôle de Virginie, une jeune actrice qui allait devenir connue : Véronique Jannot.Paul's legend and Virginia inspired the movies as...

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  • Paul and Virginie

    All peoples, all countries probably, have need of legends. In the former Isle de France, to Mauritius, Paul and Virginia's legend expressed a long time, of romantic manner, the waiting of a world. Can be this insular paradise, where disappears the gates between those that like themselves. Bernardin de Saint Pierre was the one that contributed the...

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  • Fellow visitors of my group

    I visited the botanic garden with a group of plant experts from all over the world, as part of the programme of the Global Summit on Medicinal Plants held in Mauritius. Among them was Hendrik from Botswana shown in the photo at the botanic garden.

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  • Architecture

    The botanic garden is not all about plants and trees. There are also some interesting monuments and buildings there as well, such as the one taken in the photo.

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  • Posing with the Amazon Lilies

    One of the nice photo taken during the trip to Mauritius was the pose next to the famous amazon lilies at Pamplemousses.

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