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The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden

The Garden is one of the oldest Botanic Garden in the southern hemisphere. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden dates back to the French period. In 1736, the French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate at Pamplemousses. In 1767 of the French intendent, Pierre Poivre also introduced vegetables, fruits and flowers from all over the world. Amongst these plants were some of the most prized species of the time: namely nutmegs (Myristica fragans) and cloves (Syzichium aromaticum) from the Malaccas. These species are still present in the Spice Corner at the Garden. After Poivre’s departure, the Garden was administered by Nicolas Céré (1775 – 1810). He traced the main avenues and had several ponds built, notably the Giant Water Lily Pond, now filled with spectacular Victoria amazonica. After the French period, the Garden faced difficulties during the first thirty years of British rule over the island. The Garden was revived with the arrival of James Duncan as Director in 1849. A large collection of palms was introduced including the majestic Royal Palm (Roystonia regia).The Botanic Garden which was formerly known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses was renamed on the 18 September 1988 that is on the 88th Birth Anniversary of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the first Prime Minister of Mauritius and later Governor General of Mauritius. His funerary monument (Samadhi) is found near the Chateau de Mon Plaisir as well as a commemorative Monument consisting of a fresh water pond crowned by a lotus flower with the inscription: ‘In beloved Memory of the Father of the Nation’. Since the year 2000, a Trust under the aegis of the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security runs the Garden. The five objectives of the SSR Botanic Garden Trust are namely historical, cultural, recreational, educational and conservation.


The Labourdonnais Orchard

An orchard of 40 hectares, the only one of its kind in Mauritius. Discover a large variety of tropical fruit trees, colourful and perfumed exotic flowers. Trips on all terrain bikes or on foot are possible. Le Caudan Waterfront is a unique commercial concept in Mauritius, showing undeniable know-how and expertise in commercial activities and entertainment. On top of being a must for shopping, Le Caudan Waterfront is also a business centre, a melting pot for local artists and the favourite meeting place for gastronomes, tourists and locals looking for leisure and entertainment. Le Caudan Waterfront is definitely the most elegant and popular destination for Mauritians and tourists. It is one of the most popular leisure and shopping places in the Mauritian capital due to the many ways through which people can spend their time. This includes many shops, banking facilities, casinos,cinemas, restaurants, a marina and a five star hotel (Le Labourdonnais) with parking facilities


Le Caudan Waterfront

Le Caudan Waterfront is a unique commercial concept in Mauritius, showing undeniable know-how and expertise in commercial activities and entertainment. On top of being a must for shopping, Le Caudan Waterfront is also a business centre, a melting pot for local artists and the favourite meeting place for gastronomes, tourists and locals looking for leisure and entertainment. Le Caudan Waterfront is definitely the most elegant and popular destination for Mauritians and tourists. It is one of the most popular leisure and shopping places in the Mauritian capital due to the many ways through which people can spend their time. This includes many shops, banking facilities, casinos,cinemas, restaurants, a marina and a five star hotel (Le Labourdonnais) with parking facilities.


Bagatelle Mall Of Mauritius

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius is one of Mauritius's leading shopping and retail destination. Its dominant presence and comprehensive retail and leisure options, attracts diverse shoppers from all over the island. Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius merges the world's most desirable brands with shopping convenience and entertainment with everyday...