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Chateau De Labourdonnais, Mapou

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Adventure into the history of Mauritius at Chateau De Labourdonnais, a restored mansion displaying an attractive neoclassical Italian style of architecture. Built in 1859, the house offers impressive grounds famous for their many species of orchids, a rum distillery still producing fine drinks by the bottle and glass, and a museum providing an overview of the island nation and the family that owned the property. Head to the tasting room and restaurant to sample the produce from the gardens and surrounding agricultural land, and watch the film about the recent restoration of the building in the onsite screening room. Discover how to plan a Mapou trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We read wonderful descriptions online of the gardens and beauty of this place. When we walked through the gardens it was mostly large areas of lawn and large shady trees, not much colour or beautiful....  more
    We read wonderful descriptions online of the gardens and beauty of this place. When we walked through the gardens it was mostly large areas of lawn and large shady trees, not much colour or beautiful....  more »
  • We had very nice lunch there. Were good food and top class service. Were nice atmosphere. Also bought some rum. 
    We had very nice lunch there. Were good food and top class service. Were nice atmosphere. Also bought some rum.  more »
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  • We saw the chateau online before we arrived on our holiday and it seemed very interesting to have a look around. The chateau is beautiful and has been well restored back to original style. The grounds around it really give it a feeling like your stepping back in time. It Feels like you walked into a scene in the movies. Interesting features around the house but we liked the garden and orchid best. Take your mosquito repellant though as it is dark and shaded in the orchid so my wife got bitten a few times. The giant tortoises are fantastic and huge in person. The rum tasting was very generous. They showed us seven options and practically had one of each. We only expected to be able to state a couple each. Although the rum wasn't too or taste my wife found 'fruit paste' sweets. Similar to her home in Mexico she sampled them with the rum and had to buy a kg for herself and friends. For 400rs excluding the gifts it's well worth the money.
  • The colonial house is beautiful! Although all the info and recordings are in French. The rum tasting was disappointing though, was expecting a full tasting experience but only got to taste 2 rums and had to pay extra if you want more.

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