L'Aventure du Sucre, Pamplemousses

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Visit L'Aventure du Sucre, a museum housed in the former Beau Plan sugar factory. A range of informative and interactive exhibits introduce you to the story of sugar in the country, providing insight into the general history of Mauritius, slavery in the country, and the rum industry. After some 200 years of production, the factory closed its doors in 1999. Much of the machinery remains in place, however, and locals who once worked here now run tours of the facility, offering a first-hand account of agricultural life in the country. L'Aventure du Sucre is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Pamplemousses Edition.
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  • This place has a sweet - HA! - little museum full of information that I have completely forgotten. The sugar tasting at the end is the real reason why you ought to come. There are like 30 different ki...  more »
  • It is the starting point for a visit to this island because you learn by whom it was discovered and its evolution. The information is a bit long to read is what a guide is very useful.
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  • There are few museums on the island but this one really is of great interest. Visit to discover the transformation of sugar cane, the beginning of its operation up to our days. The circuit is very well built, rich in documentation and very educational. A nice rich place of old machines. you learn a lot.
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  • went for one wedding there. the food was very good. I usually don't eat everywhere because of my allergies. Over there when i said that I'm allergic to onion they prepared separate meal for me.
  • It will probably last you about more than half a day if you are to visit AND learn about Mauritius, with a definitive focus on the sugar cane industry. As a local, I also got to learn a lot of new things about our history. Life was so different. Very well explained and illustrated with short videos and animations. You can take mini breaks and carry on with your tour. Very well made and maintained with a good focus on educational aspects for the school goers. Parking is adequate. Restaurant is nice albeit a little pricey for the average Mauritian. Expect to shed about 20 Euros/head for lunch. All in all a good place to discover and learn about Mauritius in the past!
  • So much detailed and incredibly well recorded history here. It is worth noting that the Sugar Factory give vouchers to the hotels to put in their welcome packs. These vouchers entitle you to a free sugar tour so it's worth enquiring about the vouchers from your hotel. Sugar Tour has something for adults and children alike. Shop is amazing too so take money. They sell the most incredible varied sugars, jams and honeys which you won't be able to buy in duty free on your way out. They also have some exquisite rum flavours but, again, worth buying on the day as you won't be able to get all the flavours in duty free. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful museum describing the manufacture of sugar, with a nice touch on history of Mauritius. There's lots of reading to do though!
  • We like it very much, they explain very well the process of making sugar and also history of sugar , the restaurant is good but a bit slow, order your food before going to wash your hands :)
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